Go on the Deck, See the Moonlight Amid the Mountains

“The surface of the earth is soft and impressible by the feet of men; and so with the paths which the mind travels. How worn and dusty, then, must be the highways of the world, how deep the ruts of tradition and conformity! I did not wish to take a cabin passage, but rather to go before the mast and on the deck of the world, for there I could best see the moonlight amid the mountains.” 

Henry David Thoreau, Walden

14 responses to “Go on the Deck, See the Moonlight Amid the Mountains”

  1. Nice, Julie. I can’t get enough of Thoreau. Wish I could have hung out with him in those mountains, maybe by Walden’s pond. Plus I love his take on civil disobedience. There aren’t enough of us who see its necessity.


    1. Nor can I and really great to hear this. I know, I think he’d have been a great guy to hang with in the mountains. What do you like about his take on civil disobedience? I know little of what he said, so I’d love to hear more. That’s right though!


      1. My pleasure ma’m


  2. An amazing world best experienced with an open heart. Good quote JGreen


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