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Her Final Summer Was It

I got to see the Emily Dickenson biopic A Quiet Passion” this month. I can recommend it with a warning: this is not a work that intends to be friendly or easy to digest. 454 more words


Emily Dickinson

Summer? My memory flutters — had I — was there a summer? — Emily Dickinson, from a letter to J. G. Holland, The Letters of Emily Dickinson… 10 more words


Emerson's Transparent Eyeball Coloring Page

In a recent service at First Parish in Concord, I shared this image with the children.  I asked my husband Peter Bowden to draw it after the classic illustration by Christopher Cranch.  195 more words

Unitarian Universalism

In the Woods

In the woods, too, a man casts off his years, as the snake his slough, and at what period soever of life is always a child.

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Henry David Thoreau

This is June, the month of grass and leaves … already the aspens are trembling again, and a new summer is offered me. — Henry David Thoreau, from “June 6, 1857,” … 13 more words


Man is the game we hunt. Man is the mystery we unveil. Part IV

The study of “the Nature of Things” (POH 144) is, as shown throughout this analysis, the starting point of all inquiries into history and the associated sciences. 1,120 more words