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Saturday, February 16, 2013

#47 Be Done With It


Oh, if this were only possible at all times.
Nights would be ever so much more restful.

Friday, February 15, 2013

#46 Rise Up


Really,
is there any other choice?

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

#44 Old Friends


And we just happen to be 'stupid' together. Or 'FUN' as we prefer to say.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

#43 Growth & Friendship


The first Tuesday each month is our WINGS meeting ...
 'Women in Networking Groups Soar'.
 It is all about Growth.
 And Friendship.

Monday, February 11, 2013

#42 Patience

On a morning walk today, I snapped this icy fellow.
The earth is patiently waiting for spring.
So am I.



WEEK 7: Ralph Waldo Emerson

May as well follow up Henry David Thoreau with his good friend:

RALPH WALDO EMERSON
May 25, 1803 - April 27, 1882




Sunday, February 10, 2013

#41 Go Confidently


I have always loved the strength and determination in this quote.
Confidently. Such a good word.

Saturday, February 9, 2013

#40 Children


Even though Thoreau did not have children, and seems to have spent most of his time as a philosopher in nature, he understood this essential concept.
A wise man, that Henry David Thoreau.

Friday, February 8, 2013

#39 Forest, Meadow & Corn


Surrounding himself with nature at Walden's Pond would have been so inspiring.
And peaceful.


Thursday, February 7, 2013

#38 Walk


It's very true.
Simple as that.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

#37 Life


Flowing. Moving. Sustaining life itself.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

#36 Thought


There is much more depth to that statement as it would first appear.
Think about it.

Monday, February 4, 2013

#35 A Different Drummer



Thoreau's passage about 'marching to his own drummer' was likely the first quote
 that I remember paying attention to.
. It struck a cord with me perhaps because it gave me permission to be a little different.



WEEK 6: HENRY DAVID THOREAU

February 4-10th

Henry David Thoreau
July 12, 1817- May 6, 1862


Thoreau, an American author, poet, philosopher & naturalist left a great deal of wisdom in his short lifespan.  He is likely best known for his book 'Walden', in which he wrote about his four year stint in Walden's Pond in order to 'live deliberately'.  

One of his friends was Ralph Waldo Emerson. You can just imagine the creative and inspired discussions between the two of them. Perhaps one of them went like this: "What do you think we should do to ensure our perpetuity?"  "Well, Ralph ... for one, I think you need to make your name more memorable ... Ralph Emerson doesn't sound important enough." "Well, do you think Henry Thoreau does?" "You've got a point ... let's stick in our middle names." "Good idea, Ralph." In fact though, I suppose most people know them simply by their last names - 'Thoreau' ... 'Emerson'.

Being known as an anarchist, his book Walden was inspirational to Mahatma Ghandi, who read it 1906, declaring Thoreau to be "one of the greatest and most moral men America has produced."

Thoreau, who had contracted tuberculosis in 1835 died at 44 years of age, after three years of declining health suffering the effects of bronchitis. As his health failed, he became bedridden, editing his unpublished manuscripts, writing letters and journal entries and impressing his friends with his tranquility and peace of his eminent passing.

He apparently said to his Aunt Louise, in response to her question as to whether he had made peace with God: "I did not know that we had ever quarreled."  His last written sentence was: "Now comes good sailing."



Sunday, February 3, 2013

#34 Burning


Some very important wisdom in this. 
The lesson ... slow & steady endures longer.