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  • Readers of this blog will have noticed that I am a radical Atheist. But there is one religious idea that I have incorporated in my life, although in a secular version.

    It’s the idea of the shabbat, the 7th day of the week, on which one is supposed to rest. I use the Jewish term for this day, because I think it’s the best known, but many other religions have similar recommendations/rules, following a 7-day rhythm, from the Buddhist Erdoxo Animal Texture Zebra Texture Leopard Texture Girl Classic Canvas Sneakers Low Cut Comfortable Tennis shoes to the appropriately named Jawass Funny Bumble Bees Women's Canvas shoes Classic Slipon Sneaker Low Top.

    The Bible says you are not to shear sheep or to plow the field, but as this wouldn’t really make any difference in the lives of most contemporary believers, there is room for interpretation. Have you ever noticed that theology is a lot like law, just without the democratic legitimacy? Contemporary disputes seem to focus on whether it’s OK to drive on shabbat or to use electricity.

    But I am not bound by the Bible or others’ interpretations of it. I don’t have any gods to appease. I have adopted the idea for the sake of my own sanity alone.

    So what do I do on my shabbat?

    The first point is: no work. Now, most people will say “oh, I already do that. I have Saturday and Sunday off.” But that’s not what I mean. After all, I personally don’t work regularly anyway. I mean: not even thinking about work! And that’s a big difference.Jawass Beautiful Bird Feathers Women's Canvas shoes Classic Slip Ons Sneaker Low TopYANJK Running shoes Women's Sports shoes Breathable Fashion Trend Wild Casual shoes

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    I personally don’t even have a regular day of the week for this. Sometimes it’s on the weekend, sometimes during the week, depending on where I am, what I have to do, and on the weather, of course. But it’s the one day of the week that I am always looking forward to.Jawass Bees Mine and Camomile Women's Canvas shoes Casual Slipons Sneaker Low TopCycling shoes Cover for Men Women Multi-color Mountain Bike Bicycle Warm shoes Covers Waterproof Windproof Rain Snow Boot Predector Overshoes There is delight in being unproductive. After all, we are humans, not machines.

    Actually, now that I am thinking of it, maybe I should extend this routine to one week per month.

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    In every country, there is a place that everyone, literally everyone, recommends you to visit. Actually, recommend is too weak of a word for the obtrusiveness: “You have to go there!” Instinctively, this raises some resistance with me, because I don’t want to have to do anything. Wyhko Yhohb Women's Cool Comfortable Sneakers Bohemian-Rhapsody-Logo- Low top Casual Canvas Walking shoes Lace upLinson123 Women's high Heel Sandals lace Stiletto Wedding Dress shoes CommuteAnd many of such places are wildly overrated. It leads to tourists driving across the country for hours, only to visit Neuschwanstein or JOYBI Women's Penny Lafers Pointed Toe Non-Slip Thick Rubber Sole Simple Style Lightweight Moccasins Soft Comfort Walking Office Casual Flats Sneakers, although there are hundreds of other castles scattered across Germany or Romania that are equally interesting. But those get passed by, sometimes without noticing them, as the hypnotized herd moves from one hotspot to the next.

    In Canada, this dubious role falls to the small town of Banff in Alberta. When I ask my Canadian friends what is so special about it, they reply: “Mountains, lots of mountains. And a lake!” Not being completely uneducated in the field of geography, I then proceed to inquire if one can’t make the acquaintance of mountains elsewhere in the second largest country of the world, and a country that is home to the Rocky Mountains on top of that. Bewildered, they reply: “But everybody goes to Banff.” DXQIANG Womens Pretty Canvas Sneaker Flat Sports Sushi Cute Japanese Food Awesome Kawaii FoodCrack of dawn Thin Shallow Pointed Pointed Side Sexy Hollow shoes Fashion Simple Thin with High Heel SuedeAnd that’s exactly the reason why I won’t go there.

    Granted, I am not very creative either. I simply go to Canmore. Coming from Calgary, that’s about 25 km before Banff. But because there is no hype about this place, you can enjoy the same mountains for a third of the price.

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    I have just arrived, breathe the fresh air and soak up the mountain view (both all the more relaxing after three months in a large city), Summer shoes Woman Genuine New Cut-Outs Leather Women Flats Hollow Women's Beige 4 M USGetmorebeauty Women's Lace up Sandals Block Wedges Fashion Open Toes Sneakers shoeswhen a passerby addresses me: “Canmore, it’s a heap of problems.” To me, it all seems so perfect that I have to ask which problems he might allude to.

    “Don’t you see the terrible traffic?”

    Ehm, no.

    He explains that sometimes, the railway crossing is closed for five minutes and that the cars will then back up, 2018 New Sandals Women Summer Slip On Sandal Peep-Toe Flat Sandal Roman Sandals,Silver,7Gioseppo - DECORE Brown 40even around the corner. To make matters worse, the hospital is on the other side of the railway tracks, “that’s irresponsible!” Small-town problems.

    “One would need to build an overpass, but all the miners here just want to leave everything the way it has always been. I’ve got nothing against the miners, please don’t get me  wrong! After all, they built the town.” And that way, I learn of the mineral-extracting origin of Canmore, of which I had hitherto naively assumed that it was only built for the beautiful location.

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    The most striking difference between the big city and Canmore is not only the view, but that strangers simply smile and wave at each other and say hello. Here, I could probably find friends faster than in Calgary, where everybody is just working and shopping all the time.

    The most seductive smile is directed at my by a bookstore in the main street, WYMBS Women's Autumn Winter Pointed Fine With Scrub High-Heeled Short Boots,Beige,39, but I am already carrying more than enough books with me. To be on the safe side, I don’t even dare to enter, for fear of losing my last few dollars.

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    The ladies at the reception of the cozy Mountain View Inn hardly give me a chance to get to know the town by myself. Each time they spot me, they give me more maps, bus schedules and café recommendations.

    And every morning, they want to know where I will be hiking that day. “Don’t forget the bear spray,” the older one of them admonishes me, as I am about to leave one day.

    “Oh. Where can I get this bear spray?”, I ask somewhat incredulously, thinking of the anti-shark spray from the Batman movie.

    “We will give you a can,” she offers, grabs something from under the counter, and equips me with the weapon. Good that I am not a pacifist.

    Honestly, I suspect that the weapons handed to tourists are only a marketing gimmick to make the harmless walks appear more dangerous. Like the life vests on rubber dinghies.

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    On the other hand, maybe the bears are real and come all the way into town. Because the rubbish bins are built so bear-proof that they are not only bomb-proof, but also leave me wondering to no avail how the heck I am supposed to put the rubbish inside. I give up.

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    Personally, I would find it smarter to leave the rubbish bins accessible, allowing the bears to get full on pizzas. Then, they wouldn’t need to devour humans. That’s how it’s done in Romania, where humans and bears live in peaceful coexistence. But that’s the difference between a socialist-solidary and a capitalist-egoistic society.

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    It’s only the end of March, but spring is already raging. The snow on the south-facing hills is melting. The bears are just waking up. And after six months of sleep and diet they are, as the saying goes, as hungry as a bear.

    The horoscope for cancers in the Globe & Mail says: “You’ve got that feeling that you must do something to prove yourself.” I understand that as an encouragement to go bear hunting.

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    On the bus to Canmore, I spoke with a girl who only went to Banff for one day. Duca di Morrone - WilfredYJNB New Martin Boots Vintage Lace Knights Of England In Autumn And Winter Snow BootsShe would have a couple of hours to walk around there, before heading back to Calgary. When you see all the photos of Canadian women on Facebook or Tinder, each of them in front of a mountain lake or on a summit, you might think “wow, those people are really outdoorsy”. But for most of them, it’s just a day trip, often by car, stepping out briefly at a parking area to take the fake nature photos.

    “I heard that the most beautiful hike in Canada is in Banff,” she explains. Just for that, she flew to Alberta. It is really strange that in a country as large as Canada, 95% of the population believes that you can only hike in Banff or in Jasper. A mere 10 km to the south or the east, Kilofly Women's Faux Leather Chain Clutch Party Purse Shoulder Bag + Money ClipGlitter Stiletto Sandals, Ladies Stiletto High Heel Womens Diamonds Wedding Party Kitten Heel Strappy Sandals Prom,39they already think it’s a terribly stupid idea. Outdoor spirit this is not.

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    Thus, I went alone. To Canmore instead of Banff. And for a whole week, not just a measly day.

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    I absorb the mountains like fresh air after years in a bunker of asbestos, not only because of the welcome change to the past three months in a big city, but also because in a week, I will be sitting on the train across the rather flat prairies.ASHIJIN Women Genuine Leather Bag Shoulder Bag Large Capacity Bag Casual Handbag Real Ladies HandbagsFlyingdogs Women shoes Bow-tie Loafers Patent Leather Elegant Low Heels Footwear Thick Heel.

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    And thus I walk and walk, always following the river. The further away I get from Canmore, the fewer joggers and cyclists cross my path, until I am finally alone in the forest.

    But sooner or later, I will have to think about returning, because it’s already past 4pm. And exactly in that moment, I reach a road with a bus stop. An exemplary bus stop even! With route maps, schedule, prices and all the other information that fans of public transit want.

    The next bus will arrive in 20 minutes, not a bad frequency for Saturday afternoon in the mountains. Until then, I will try to get back into town by hitchhiking. After 25 failed attempts, a red BMW stops. The driver welcomes me with the words “usually, I never stop for hitchhikers”, Yudesun Elegant Pumps Evening Wedding - Women's Court shoes Crystal Transparent Satin High HeelsMonica‘s house Women Big Bow Tie Butterfly Pointed Stiletto shoes Woman High Heels Plus Size Wedding shoes EE-285,bluee,8and I thank him profoundly for making an exception. Quickly, it turns out that his mother is from Berlin and his father from Vorarlberg, although they migrated to Canada ages ago, the driver emphasizes. I try to discern whether his parents’ flight from German-Austrian territories instilled in him a negative opinion of people from there, but I cannot read his eyes. Like everybody in Canmore, the driver wears sunglasses at all times. Maybe this town is a nest of spies?

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    People who call themselves “influencers”, but don’t influence me at all:

    What really influences me, although none of their authors would use such a stupid self-descriptive term:

    Influenza:

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    The last one can be pretty influential, actually. It definitely impresses me more than girls with selfie sticks.

    I myself am more of a thinkfluencer than an influencer.

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