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Too pure to have a market value (Walden 143)

What would happen if you found a great and perfect diamond, a jewel of such stunning beauty that it would surely command a huge price at auction… but, let’s say that by some magic it’s impossible for you or anyone else to take possession of it. 368 more words


Real Comforts

“Most of the luxuries and many of the so-called comforts of life are not only not indispensable, but positive hindrances to the elevation of mankind.” 122 more words


In praise of poverty? (Walden 142)

Last time Thoreau was complaining about Flint, the farmer whose name was undeservedly (in his opinion) attached to a beautiful pond on his property. Henry’s stinging indictment of Flint culminates with, “I respect not his labors, his farm where everything has its price, who would carry the landscape, who would carry his God, to market, if he could get anything for him….” 257 more words


1 Simple Life for Me Please

I just wanted to make a short and sweet post today about something i’ve been dreaming of as of late-Simple living. Simple living is something I have believed in since I was about 17. 280 more words

Creative Writing Saturday

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My Life Has Been The Poem

My life has been the poem
I would have writ,
But I could not both live…

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Creative Writing Saturday

Cryptoquote Spoiler - 11/21/14

“If you would convince a man that he does wrong, do right.  But do not care to convince him.  Men will believe what they see.  Let them see.”   —   Henry David Thoreau… 111 more words


Dream On

“If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away.” 17 more words