So, now that we’re all social distancing and self-isolating, what can we do to stay fit? The gym is out of the question, and doing yoga or pilates in the living room requires quite a lot of willpower. Not to mention that staying cooped up indoors in order to avoid a life-threatening illness makes breathing fresh air suddenly the only worthwhile goal…
‘Outdoorsy‘, that’s probably the one word nobody would ever use to describe me. In my opinion, ‘going for a walk’ should either involve some window shopping or a visit to a nice restaurant, and I would rather chop off my arm than go camping.
Yet, all it took was a pandemic for me to tap into ‘my inner Finn‘. You know, that mythical people-shunning, nature-loving creature that allegedly lurks just below the surface of even the most cosmopolitan and sophisticated Finn. A few weeks indoors with hardly any social contacts, and the monster within raises its head…
OK, it started as an ordinary walk through an ordinary suburban neighbourhood. Professor M likes long walks, and he really likes the area, with the quaint little houses and footpaths. It was me who led us off the beaten track: up the hill, climbing over the rocks, finding refuge among the trees.
I told you: the creature is there, inside every Finn, just biding its time, waiting to take over both the body and soul of even the most dedicated urban dweller, like the body-snatching pod-people in bad science fiction films.
Trust me, the danger is real: about 75% of this country consists of forests, so the body-snatching, forest-loving creature can strike at any time, provided you belong to the risk group. Fortunately, Professor M, being German, is safe. Not immune, though, but at least he can admire the forest from a safe distance without an overwhelming need to touch it…
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