Saturday, March 17, 2007
Henry Thoreau journal
One of my favourite books of all time is Walden by Henry Thoreau. Now I have discovered a blog which quotes from the journals on a daily basis. Check it out at http://blogthoreau.blogspot.com/ or http://www.inblogs.net/blogthoreau
Here are the opening words of Walden:
"When I wrote the following pages, or rather the bulk of them, I lived alone, in the woods, a mile from any neighbor, in a house which I had built myself, on the shore of Walden Pond, in Concord, Massachusetts, and earned my living by the labor of my hands only. I lived there two years and two months. At present I am a sojourner in civilized life again."
Illustrations: Henry Thoreau; his cabin in the woods; front page of the original edition