Roger Ebert, writing about diminishing mobility and a recent fall out of bed:
For years we live in innocence. We walk around all day and never give it a moment’s thought. For years, every single day in tolerable weather, I woke up around 6:30 and walked for 90 minutes around the Lincoln Park ponds. I wore a pedometer and aimed for 10,000 steps a day. Some days I topped 25,000. I loved it.“For years we live in innocence”: I had an eye exam last month and remember saying, when my optometrist praised my maculae, “I guess at some point you don’t take these things for granted.”
Now Chaz asks why I don’t wear my pedometer. Its count would be too depressing.
A fall from grace (Chicago Sun-Times)
Roger Ebert is a national treasure. I hope he feels better soon.