In the summer of 1845 a 28 year old man moved into a cabin he built on a pond outside of Concord, Massachusetts.
For the next two years he lived in accordance and with respect to the ways of mother nature. The result of this endeavor was Walden, by Henry David Thoreau.
One hundred and thirty years later, a young mother collected fallen leaves from her son's first autumn, and placed them in the pages of the book for safe keeping...
Thirty-six years after that, on a sunny mountain morning the book was opened for inspiration...
... and inspiration was found, falling from its pages...
From one man's great adventure, to another's first experiences in nature, to new insights and inspiration, sometimes the stories within the stories are the best ones to tell.
Let us first be as simple and well as Nature ourselves, dispel the clouds which hang over our brows, and take up a little life into our pores. ~ Henry David Thoreau
Happy day before Earth Day!
*Last time in Books and Stories: New Adventures