12.20.2013

less obstruction
...Thoreau's Journal: 20-Dec-1854

It has been a glorious winter day, its elements so simple,—the sharp clear air, the white snow everywhere covering the earth, and the polished ice. Cold as it is, the sun seems warmer on my back even than in summer, as if its rays met with less obstruction. And then the air is so beautifully still; there is not an insect in the air, and hardly a leaf to rustle.

3 comments:

jan said...

This is so perfect. I really identify with this one.

michael jameson said...

a glorious winter day!.

Quinton said...

I remember opening the storm door in winter to let the sun in the room. And the winter sun brought more warmth to the room than the open door lost...