18.8.07

«There were times...

... when I could not afford to sacrifice the bloom of the present moment to any work, whether of the head or the hands. I love a broad margin to my life. Sometimes, in a summer morning, having taken my accustomed bath, I sat in my sunny doorway from sunrise till noon, rapt in a revery, amidst the pines and hickories and sumachs, in undisturbed solitude and stillness, while the birds sang around or flitted noiseless through the house, until by the sun falling in at my west window, or the noise of some traveller’s wagon on the distant highway, I was reminded of the lapse of time. I grew in those seasons like corn in the night, and they were far better than any work of the hands would have been. They were not time subtracted from my life, but so much over and above my usual allowance. I realized what the Orientals mean by contemplation and the forsaking of works. [... ]»
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Henry D. Thoreau, in Walden: Or, Life in the Woods (4. Sounds, §2); Shambhala Publications, 150th Anniversary, 2003, p. 96

2 comentários :

bettips disse...

Seems to be good in there...! Be well with the cycle of sun and moon,
as the corn grows
and the random nature flows.
Beijinhos. Boas estadas.

Carla de Elsinore disse...

paraíso. :)