“Fellow Walkers” are short bios of the other folks subscribed to Craig Mod’s Ridgeline newsletter, a weekly letter on walking in Japan. In Ridgeline 001 Craig asked, “What shell were you torn from?” Here’s my response:
I was born inland, walking among bush-clad hills. But raised by the ocean, where long walks on the beach weren’t just an online dating cliché. Truth is, I’ve never enjoyed sand between my toes or the lap of salty waves at my feet. Perhaps where we are torn from the shell has far greater impact on us than we realise.