Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Thought for the Day: Thoreau on Implications of Diversity in Nature

Nature and human life are as various as our several constitutions. Who shall say what prospect life offers to another? Could a greater miracle take place than for us to look through each other’s eyes for an instant? We should live in all the ages. History, Poetry, Mythology!—I know of no reading of another’s experience so startling and informing as this would be.

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No wonder that earth expresses itself outwardly with leaves, it so labors with the idea inwardly.

Henry David Thoreau, Walden