sappy vigor
...Thoreau's Journal: 25-Apr-1857

Suppose we were to drink only the yellow birch sap and mix its bark with our bread, would not its yellow curls sprout from our foreheads, and our breath and persons exhale its sweet aroma? What sappy vigor there would be in our limbs! What sense we should have to explore the swamps with!

1 comment:

michael jameson said...

man has tried many things to become as close to nature as possible,why?, perhaps for some purification or once again to gain an extra sense or gain some ultimate knowledge, some just dont like people and how they treat each other!,but we are part of nature as a tree to the earth, does the tree wish to be a robin or a human? i think not,all else is happy to be as it is. michael jameson oldantiqueguy@hotmail.com