Sunday, October 7, 2018

Henry David Thoreau

Apropos of not much at all other than a certain seasonal link, here is what the erstwhile poet, philosopher, tax resister, had to say - "I'd rather sit on a pumpkin and have it to myself than be crowded on a velvet cushion."  Well, now's your chance Henry David!  Happy Halloween!

He spent two years+ in the woods near "Waldon Pond."  He wanted to live the true life, pumpkin-sitting aside.  Or perhaps the only seating readily available were pumpkins?

He was only 45 when he died.  When he counseled, "It's not what you look at, it's what you see," perhaps he had had a hint of his early demise?

It's worth a Google to pull up The Quotes of Henry David Thoreau.  He clearly had a great deal to say.

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