Tuesday, January 07, 2014


Cities of Refuge

Ralph Waldo Emerson, Journals (November 8, 1838):
I have said on a former page that natural science always stands open to us as any asylum, and that, in the conflict with the common cares, we throw an occasional affectionate glance at lichen and fungus, barometer and microscope, as cities of refuge to which we can one day flee, if the worst come to the worst.

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