exuberance of spirits
...Thoreau's Journal: 07-Oct-1857

One wonders that the tithing-men and fathers of the town are not out to see what the trees mean by their high colors and exuberance of spirits, fearing that some mischief is brewing. I do not see what the Puritans did at that season when the maples blazed out in scarlet. They certainly could not have worshipped in groves then. Perhaps that is what they built meeting-houses and surrounded them with horse-sheds for.

1 comment:

michael jameson said...

a temple is a temple no matter the place if your sacred ground is in a building of stone fine, in the cold its easier to concentrate without the howling wind!, yet make no judgment if mine is among the life of nature, and let us not compare our gods!, as there is no winning when it can not be seen only felt, one cannot prove they feel it stronger. michael jameson oldantiqueguy@hotmail.com