11.04.2006

Thoreau's Journal: 04-Nov-1852

Must be out-of-doors enough to get experience of wholesome reality, as a ballast to thought and sentiment. Health requires this relaxation, this aimless life. This life in the present. Let a man have thought what he will of Nature in the house, she will still be novel outdoors. I keep out of doors for the sake of the mineral, vegetable, and animal in me.

2 comments:

Buddhamonkeydevil said...

This post reminds me, its time to walk the dog...

two_dishes said...

This from an era when living indoors was still pretty backwoods. I can't imagine clustering around a burning wick from 5 pm onwards and having ice form inside the windowpanes...