If you’ve never taken a walk while intoxicated, I highly recommend it.
You have to trust the neighborhood, but only halfway. To make up for your impaired thinking, you have to heighten your senses and be aware of what’s around you. In your hyper-vigilance for dangers in the shadows, you see new things, make observations, find gems and jewels that you would not have noticed had you been on autopilot.
Life is what happens between the intersections, and if you’re not paying attention, you miss those signs of life. Pieces of yard art, homes remodeled, streets decorated, trees planted; footprints of humanity in the sand.