Monthly Archives: May 2012
1. Eat simply. 2. Drink moderately. 3. Work meaningfully. 4. Cultivate love and friendship. Thus spake Kohelet (in Ecclesiastes). Ancient wisdom applies today.
From “The Ponds” chapter of Walden (1854), in which Thoreau describes the water of Walden Pond when there’s no wind and the surface is like glass, or a mirror: Not a fish can leap or an insect fall on the pond … Continue reading
My “cerulean” Crayola crayon melted last summer, forsaken in my hot car, which was parked in Historic Concord Center while I attended the Annual Gathering of the Thoreau Society. All that remained were the crayon’s solidified, barely legible paper wrapper … Continue reading