Sunday, July 4, 2010

Day 185: Thoreau's Anniversary

On July 4, 1845 Henry David Thoreau moved into his one room cabin on Walden Pond. In honor of the anniversary, I made mud plaster for our little cabin.

No fireworks tonight. No military music. No parades. Just Joni and me enjoying our secluded off grid home. And tonight I will read a chapter of "Walden" before turning in. But let's quote the funny little man with the strange beard one more time:

"The opportunities of living are diminished in proportion as what are called the "means" are increased. The best thing a man can do for his culture when he is rich is endeavor to carry out those schemes which he entertained when he was poor" - Thoreau, Civil Disobedience


greentangle said...

Or if reading Walden, you might say, "Most of the luxuries, and many of the so called comforts of life, are not only not indispensable, but positive hindrances to the elevation of mankind."

Allan Stellar said...

Yes, that'd be a better one to choose. :)