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Self-Reliance: a translation, o una traducción, ou uma tradução, もしくは翻訳

As a joint exercise in multilingualism and transcendentalism, I feel it necessary to share with you my rolling translation of Ralph Waldo Emerson’s Self-Reliance in the three languages besides English I know or am in the process of knowing. 1,282 more words


The Sons of Anak: Henry David Thoreau and John Brown

The Sons of Anak

Concord, Massachusetts – Fall 1859

“It is only when we forget all our learning that we begin to know.”
— Journal, October 4, 1859… 171 more words

Walt Whitman

I Sing the Body Electric

I sing the body electric,
The armies of those I love engirth me and I engirth them,
They will not let me off till I go with them, respond to them, 2,189 more words


Is Hiking Selfish?

So, the idea that hiking is selfish occurred to me on a hike (ha) with a friend the other day. We were talking about my dream to hike a long trail, and how she would love to join me on a section. 484 more words


"I learned this, at least, by my experiment: that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with success unexpected in common hours." Henry David Thoreau, Walden: Or Life in the Woods. 203 more words

Henry David Thoreau

Emily Dickinson

The Brain — is wider than the Sky —
For — put them side by side —
The one the other will contain
With ease — and You — beside — 77 more words


Third nature

Third nature

‘Lawns are nature purged of sex or death. No wonder Americans like them so much.’
-Michael Pollan (Second Natue: A Gardener’s Education)

‘All over the wide fields of earth grows the prunella or self-heal.’ … 353 more words

American Promise