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Modern Transcendentalism (Hashtag Deep)

(Had to write a transcendentalist poem for English class a few months ago. Why do I keep posting poetry? I’m better at prose. Anyway, shout-out to Bo Burnham for the parentheticals.)

Writing

Sunday Contemplation -- Finding Wisdom -- Theodore Parker

“I do not pretend to understand the moral universe; the arc is a long one, my eye reaches but little ways; I cannot calculate the curve and complete the figure by the experience of sight; I can divine it by conscience.

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History

I have long seen myself as a nonconformist, but I only really began thinking about nonconformity when I came across transcendentalism. I would like to share a few of my views on why one may be a nonconformist.

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On rereading 'Walden' and the seasons of life

Midway through my vacation last week, I opened Thoreau’s “Walden,” the same paperback edition I first read in ninth-grade English class. I still have all of my old notes. 699 more words

Purpose

Part 5.3: 11:07 a.m.

Laying in bed each morning, Kala cannot bear the pain of lifting her body and escaping the comfort it provides her. She lays there each morning wondering where all her passion and ambition went. 276 more words

Fiction

Death’s Coddling Embrace

Death. What is death? Some of us never think of her, others worry about her each day.

Death is a decay of being. She is nothing more than our energy transforming itself from one that takes away and devours, into one that gives for the next to come along. 217 more words

Fiction

Finding the Means to Live Deliberately

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“We must learn to reawaken and keep ourselves awake, not by mechanical aids, but by an infinite expectation of the dawn, which does not forsake us in our soundest sleep. 1,223 more words