This weekend my boyfriend and I went on a walk, as we have done so many times before, time enough to have lost count, if we ever started counting at all. Sometimes these walks take us into the city to explore its streets and shops and hidden spaces, but today I feel the pull of something self-willed turn my head, so we walk down to the park instead. Just as the city reveals something new on every visit, so the park offers up gifts too: a new plant, a new bird, or a familiar view seen under different weather. It offers up something else too, something it took me a while to put my finger on and longer still to name—it offers up the wild.
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