in simple and homely things
...Thoreau's Journal: 05-Oct 1856

It is well to find your employment and amusement in simple and homely things. These wear best and yield most. I think I would rather watch the motions of these cows in their pasture for a day, which I see now headed all one way and slowly advancing,—watch them and project their course carefully on a chart, and report all their behavior faithfully,—than wander to Europe or Asia and watch other motions there; for it is only ourselves that we report in either case, and perchance we shall report a more restless and worthless self in the latter case than in the first.

1 comment:

michael jameson said...

we do all manner of things, if we can find employment in honest work that we do well, and help those you can, you will be happy and wont have trouble looking into a mirror!,a lot of people shy away from a mirror as they dont know or have lost the person they were and are ashamed. michael jameson oldantiqueguy@hotmail.com