Thursday, July 13, 2006

A simple and magnificent stillness

The latest post from The Blog of Henry David Thoreau (Thoreau's Journal: 12-Jul-1851) is lovely.
Farewell to those who will talk of nature unnaturally, whose presence is an interruption. I know but one with whom I can walk. I might as well be sitting in a bar-room with them as walk and talk with most. We are never side by side in our thoughts, and we cannot hear each other's silence.
And the good Mr Thoreau knew a thing or two, too. Back in 1851 he looked far into the future and gave us this treasure:
Nature is in as rude health as when Homer sang.
Bless him :)

(Picture from here.)