2.25.2006

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:

Cathy said...

This scared the hell out of me. I haven't been excited about morning for a long time. I have a few weeks left to rally my energies before the bluebirds and spring return to NW Ohio.
C'mon Pulse!

Patrice said...

I am reminded of Mary Oliver's "Why I Wake Early." Mary and Henry David would have a lot to talk about. And I'd love to be a fly on the wall...

MME said...

I know a folk tune called Moutain Air. a good walk in the morning can renew your spirit!
"mountain air blows away all the cares that build up day to day" " it makes me want to give it one more try"