2.25.2005

Thoreau's Journal: 25-Feb-1859

Measure your health by your sympathy with morning and spring. If there is no response in you to the awakening of nature,—if the prospect of an early morning walk does not banish sleep, if the warble of the first bluebird does not thrill you,—know that the morning and the spring of your life are past. Thus may you feel your pulse.

3 comments:

Helen said...

cheer up Henry

DonW said...

I really related to this journal entry - so true concerning the place of nature to fill him with hope and optimism.Something that would make him get out of bed inspite of the ravages of TB. He was still in his youth in nature!

Nancy said...

One of my favorite quotes ~ or perhaps "sentiments expressed" by Thoreau