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    Men say they know many things;
    But lo! they have taken wings—
    The arts and sciences,
    And a thousand appliances;
    The wind that blows
    Is all that any body knows.

    ~ Henry David Thoreau

    (in context)

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Posted by Matthew on February 26, 2007

As a rule, for now, I plan not to post on weekends. However, as it has been three days since my last post, and seeing as I may not be able to post tomorrow, here’s an excellent thought from HDT that would have been posted this past weekend.

February 25, 1859

Measure your health by your sympathy with morning and spring. If there is no response in you to the awakening of nature,—if the prospect of an early morning walk does not banish sleep, if the warble of the first bluebird does not thrill you,—know that the morning and the spring of your life are past. Thus may you feel your pulse.

Poem: One Art, by Elizabeth Bishop
Thoreau: February 26, 1840

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