Friday, August 7, 2009
Bendigo State Park, Johnsonburg, PA, USA
As I was driving through the massive evergreens aligning the narrow, twisting road from Johnsonburg to Bendigo State Park, I suddenly contemplated the mood and attitude of Henry David Thoreau as he committed himself to Walden Pond, a piece of land owned by Ralph Waldo Emerson. Thoreau placed himself among the natural wonders of the landscape, void of societal chaos, noise, and expectations. Instead, he listened to nature and fed himself the beauty of God's fine earth, untouched by artificial constructs. Today, I thought of Thoreau. Then I saw a man fishing in the river and lost my train of thought.