Thoreau for your Friday…

All the world reposes in beauty to him who preserves equipoise in his life, and moves serenely on his path without secret violence; as he who sails down the stream, he only has to steer, keeping his bark in the middle, and carry around the falls…The forms of beauty fall naturally around the path of him who is in the performance of his proper work…Art can never match the luxury and surperfluity  of Nature.In the former all is seen; it cannot afford concealed wealth, and is niggardly in comparison; but Nature,even when she is scant and thin outwardly, satisfies us still by the assurances of a certain generosity at the roots.From “Concord and Merrimack Rivers-Thursday”-1849.

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