Saturday, August 28, 2010


"Our village life would stagnate if it were not for the unexplored forests and meadows which surround it. We need the tonic of wildness — to wade sometimes in marshes where the bittern and the meadow-hen lurk, and hear the booming of the snipe; to smell the whispering sedge where only some wilder and more solitary fowl builds her nest, and the mink crawls with its belly close to the ground. At the same time that we are earnest to explore and learn all things, we require that all things be mysterious and unexplorable, that land and sea be infinitely wild, unsurveyed and unfathomed by us because unfathomable. We can never have enough of nature."  Henry David Thoreau, Walden


  1. there gin with that tonic?

    I couldn't let you get all artsy-fartsy and deep on us!!!

  2. I expect gin and tonic would help at times when you're stuck in the city and can't get out to experience the wildness.

    I'm a lot of things, but artsy-fartsy ain't one of them.