Thoreau's Journal: 09-Oct-1857

It has come to this,—that the lover of art is one, and the lover of nature another, though true art is but the expression of our love of nature. It is monstrous when one cares but little about trees but much about Corinthian columns, and yet this is exceedingly common.


slskenyon said...

Perhaps it is because people have to try too hard to figure nature out as opposed to art that is created by people.

Greg said...

or perhaps it's because we ARE nature, and it reminds us too clearly of that fact. Avoidance technique.