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“As a single footstep will not make a path on the earth, so a single thought will not make a pathway in the mind. To make a deep physical path, we walk again and again. 25 more words


Thunderous #atozchallenge #poetry #photography

Thunderous my feelings

blue eyes gaze into my soul

weak kneed tremble

thunder sends me reeling

  the clouds clap with emotion

caught off guard I tumble… 89 more words


Patched clothes and a sound conscience (Walden 20)

“No man ever stood the lower in my estimation for having a patch in his clothes; yet I am sure that there is greater anxiety, commonly, to have fashionable, or at least clean and unpatched clothes, than to have a sound conscience.” 164 more words


The Wide and Starry Sky

While reading Nancy Horan’s Under the Wide and Starry Sky about Fanny and Robert Louis Stevenson:

‘prepare to expect wonders’ quote from Thoreau also seems to suit RLS. Why not you?

Right Brain

Happy Earth Day!

This Earth Day we’re taking inspiration from literature’s greatest nature-lovers, the transcendentalists:

Today we celebrate Earth Day, an annual event dedicated to environmental protection. Surprisingly, some of the earliest conservationists in history can be found in American literature. 461 more words

Authors And Poets

Earth Day

I have wanted to work in wildlife rehabilitation before I could even properly pronounce it. My family still lovingly pokes fun at me because I used to run around telling “jokes”;  I would say “Why do leaves have holes in them?” and when they asked why I would reply “Because ants eat them” and then run away laughing as if it was the funniest thing in the world. 717 more words