Friday, April 28, 2017

100 REFLECTIONS: The Sages of Concord #20

"And he was a poor student who once lost a hound, a bay horse, and a turtle dove and spent his whole life searching for them; a moral philosopher; a patriot and a dissident; a prose stylist so exquisite Dickinson, Frost, Tolstoy, Proust, Carson, Robinson, Dillard, and Schulz admired his sentences; who tried his best to live and write deliberately, and succeeded better than most; an epic perambulist and a committed abolitionist; a sufferer of tuberculosis from his youth to his death who nevertheless ascended Mount Katahdin; . . ." 

A beutifully written rebuttal to a well-written teardown of Thoreau. I recommend both because, like Thoreau, they force you to see things differently and more clearly.

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