Thoreau's Journal: 04-Nov-1852

Must be out-of-doors enough to get experience of wholesome reality, as a ballast to thought and sentiment. Health requires this relaxation, this aimless life. This life in the present. Let a man have thought what he will of Nature in the house, she will still be novel outdoors. I keep out of doors for the sake of the mineral, vegetable, and animal in me.


Milliner's Dream, a woman of many "hats"... said...

I'm so glad you've done this, and though I've commented before, wanted to thank you again.


son rivers said...

You're welcome. And glad you enjoy.

s.o said...

Many thanks to you.

It's especially apparent when these quotes just strike a rich chord - this and Nov 5 have done that most recently.


Patry Francis said...

I needed to read this. Thanks for posting it.