Tuesday, May 6, 2014

a different drummer

Henry David Thoreau's grave, I visited in June 2012

"If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away."

As indeed, he did.

Passage from "Walden: or, Life in the Woods," first published in 1854. Henry David died 152 years ago today.

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