Took my walk (carrying 10 pounds) at 2:00 p.m. today. Beautiful clear day — 40 degrees on my thermometer, which is in the sun. Melting ice dripping from the roof. Here I am at Poet’s Rock on February 6. There’s only about an inch of snow on it. LATER: When I’m walking along like this, kind of poking, I can’t help thinking that this is the pace human beings were intended to move at.