hearth and heart
...Thoreau's Journal: 25-Oct-1858

This is the coolest day thus far, reminding me that I have only a half-thick coat on. The easterly wind comes cold into my ear, as yet unused to it. Yet this first decided coolness—not to say wintriness—is not only bracing but exhilarating and concentrating [to] our forces. So much the more I have a hearth and heart within me. We step more briskly, and brace ourselves against the winter.


MCJART Fine Art Artist said...

Beautiful words ~ thank you ~ MCJ ~

michael jameson said...

each man mentally prepares himself even his emotions for the coming season.

vanjulio said...

This is my 10th year living here and, as this season approaches, I think I finally understand this sentiment .