make my own time
...Thoreau's Journal: 13-Dec-1841

We constantly anticipate repose. Yet it surely can only be the repose that is in entire and healthy activity. It must be a repose without rust. What is leisure but opportunity for more complete and entire action? Our energies pine for exercise. That time we spend in our duties is so much leisure, so that there is no man but has sufficient of it.

I make my own time, I make my own terms. I cannot see how God or Nature can ever get the start of me.

1 comment:

michael jameson said...

it is in my duties i find my exercise, on my own terms!?.