4.19.2014

mere phenomena
...Thoreau's Journal: 19-Apr-1854

A man came to me yesterday to offer me as a naturalist a two-headed calf which his cow had brought forth, but I felt nothing but disgust at the idea and began to ask myself what enormity I had committed to have such an offer made to me. I am not interested in mere phenomena, though it were the explosion of a planet, only as it may have lain in the experience of a human being.

3 comments:

Lluvia said...

help now please

michael jameson said...

i think how strange other people's thoughts of you are!, they do not see you as you see yourself, i wonder who's opinions are right? when given something that is so out of the character to who you think you are, just how is it that others think of you!?. michael jameson oldantiqueguy@hotmail.com

Carlos Ignacio said...

Hello there

Here is life too :-)