Monday, November 26, 2007


Intimacy with Nature

Thoreau, Journal (July 26, 1852):
By my intimacy with nature I find myself withdrawn from man. My interest in the sun and the moon, in the morning and the evening, compels me to solitude.
Thoreau, Journal (July 27, 1852):
I am sure that if I call for a companion in my walk I have relinquished in my design some closeness of communion with Nature. The walk will surely be more commonplace. The inclination for society indicates a distance from Nature. I do not design so wild and mysterious a walk.

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