It is no secret that I am in love with Henry David Thoreau.
If it were 1847, I'd be living with him in a one room cabin on the banks of Walden Pond.
But it's not, so instead I just read and re-read and re-read his words.
And fall in love all over again.
Here are four reasons:
"As you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler; solitude will not be solitude, poverty will not be poverty, nor weakness weakness."
"If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. "
"If a man walks in the woods for love of them half of each day, he is in danger of being regarded as a loafer. But if he spends his days as a speculator, shearing off those woods and making the earth bald before her time, he is deemed an industrious and enterprising citizen. "
"I have learned, that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours. "
tell it to me tuesdays