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Henry David Thoreau

A lake is the landscape’s most beautiful and expressive feature. It is earth’s eye; looking into which the beholder measures the depth of his own nature. 21 more words


Writers that connect us deeply to nature and ourselves

Some nature writers have an incredible ability to transport us into the wild.  Their essays convey the green calmness of being immersed in and cocooned by a natural place.   1,228 more words


Henry David Thoreau

The cost of a thing is the amount of what I will call life which is required to be exchanged for it, immediately or in the long run. 21 more words


the land of Oz

I have a moment of peace each morning on the way to work. I watch the trees and overgrown grass and old houses pass by. I watch the sun come up. 166 more words


The Grimke Sisters and Transcendentalism

In order to understand how the Grimke sisters and the Transcendental movement were tied together, it is important to understand that Transcendentalism had originally been an ideology based in the belief that people, all people, were able to “transcend” and connect with the spiritual world beyond that of the physical. 204 more words


Arriving at Perfection by Benjamin Franklin

Intention: To document Benjamin Franklin’s efforts to live each day without committing any faults which he characterized as failing to act in the manner defined by his thirteen virtues. 708 more words

Culture And Society

Samuel Taylor Coleridge: What If You Slept

What if you slept
And what if
In your sleep
You dreamed
And what if
In your dream
You went to heaven
And there plucked a strange and beautiful flower… 128 more words

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