previous state of existence
...Thoreau's Journal: 18-Mar-1858

Each new year is a surprise to us. We find that we had virtually forgotten the note of each bird, and when we hear it again it is remembered like a dream, reminding us of a previous state of existence. How happens it that the associations it awakens are always pleasing, never saddening; reminiscences of our sanest hours? The voice of nature is always encouraging.

1 comment:

michael jameson said...

when winter comes all the sounds of nature leave us except the voices of the wind even the leaves dont rustle,but the new year does arrive and the songs and sounds of spring abound, they are remembered and as nature has never hurt us or caused us grief,it brings happiness for we have nothing bad to associate it with,its like the dog that gives unconditional love. michael jameson oldantiqueguy@hotmail.com