Another photo from my arboretum trip, can you see my reflection in the drop of water?
Corinne over at Trains, Tutus and Tea Time posted photos and the story of her recent visit to Walden pond. It was an amazing, beautiful post that has had me dreaming of a visit or just a week alone in nature. Either option sounds heavenly right now.
Can you imagine a week without the worries of work, email, cell phones or any other electronic leash? Don't get me wrong, I love all of these tools, but there are times I want to escape from them all with nothing but a few dozen good books.
With Thoreau already on my mind a quote of his jumped out at my as I read through a local newspaper over the weekend: "Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it."
At first the quote didn't seem to fit with my idea of Thoreau and what he stood for (at least in my mind.) But after a bit of thought I've decided it is a perfect fit. True success is living the life you love and not striving for the world's idea of success. If I spend my life occupied with the things that bring my joy, what the rest of the world thinks or says won't particularly matter.
Bon Iver, another guy who escaped the world to focus on his art for a period seems the perfect match for a post about Thoreau.