Reading Henry David Thoreau’s journals this past summer, we liked the wit of this entry of November 16, made at age 33:
Nov. 16. Some of our richest days are those in which no sun shines outwardly, but so much the more a sun shines inwardly. I love nature, I love landscape, because it is so sincere. It never cheats me. It never jests. It is cheerfully, musically earnest. I lie and relie on the earth.
(Quoted from page 43-44 of The Journal: 1837-1861, by Henry David Thoreau, Damion Searls editor, New York Review Books, 2009.)
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