Literature with Lunch: Thoreau

Henry David Thoreau

by Kate Macdessi

Walden Pond

“I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.”

Walden by Henry David Thoreau

It seems to me that western life has become too busy. I look around and see people stressed and stretched, with no time to stop and just be themselves.  This sentence from Henry David Thoreau speaks to me  and I long for the simplicity it describes. I think it’s one of the most beautiful sentences ever written. It’s prompted me to learn more about Henry David Thoreau, because I think I may be in love. Continue reading “Literature with Lunch: Thoreau”