Thoreau's Journal: 12-Aug-1854

On Conantum saw a cow looking steadily up into the sky for a minute. It gave to her face an unusual almost human or wood-god, faun-like expression, and reminded me os some frontispiece to Virgil’s Bucolics. She was gazing upwards about 45°. There were only some downy clouds in that direction. It was so unusual a sight that any one would notice it. It suggested adoration.

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Anonymous said...

A cow gazing up to the heavens in adoration. What a beautiful picture. If animals can worship God in their own way, how much more humans who are given the facilities to think, speak, create, and love.