Friday, December 27, 2013

The End (of 2013) is Near

“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. I did not wish to live what was not life, living is so dear; nor did I wish to practise resignation, unless it was quite necessary. I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life, to live so sturdily and Spartan-like as to put to rout all that was not life, to cut a broad swath and shave close, to drive life into a corner, and reduce it to its lowest terms.” 

1 comment:

  1. Thoreau was cool. As a hermit, I applaud the direction he chose for his life. Things become clear when you eliminate distractions -- and there's so much more time to write.