Friday, July 15, 2016


A Small Matter After All

John Burroughs (1837-1921), Pepacton (Boston: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1902), p. 26:
The camper-out often finds himself in what seems a distressing predicament to people seated in their snug, well-ordered houses; but there is often a real satisfaction when things come to their worst,—a satisfaction in seeing what a small matter it is, after all; that one is really neither sugar nor salt, to be afraid of the wet; and that life is just as well worth living beneath a scow or a dug-out as beneath the highest and broadest roof in Christendom.

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