Before the Buddhists fitted themselves out with an ever-so-mindful walking practice...
The elephants, without contrivance or thought, proved their pedagogical fitness ....
I always wished I could walk like and elephant. So delicate, so smooth, so gossamer, so utterly ... walking. When I found that impossible, I tried to walk like a Buddhist.
And when I found I was unfit as elephant or Buddhist, I walked as a human being.
Still, I am always grateful for the fitting instruction I received.