When we moved into our house last summer, I found that someone had left an unassuming book in the dresser… an independently published book, 20 Walks from Munich. Each of the twenty walks is exhaustively (and often hilariously) detailed, like a pirate map through the Bavarian countryside.

When I tried out the first walk, I was looking up and down from the book every few minutes. I was a novice and wondered often if I was on the correct path. But the more I walked, the more I saw folks in their sixties and seventies in small groups on the very path that my book was describing.

They knew the way by heart. 

I put away the book and followed where they were walking.

Our modern life typically does not prioritize listening to elders, but it could and, in many cases, should. The elders have walked this way before.

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