A New England Autumn

Sometimes, you need to get away from the hustle and bustle of student life to enjoy a morning of solitude, crispy fresh air and crunchy leaves, and the beauty of nature to rejuvenate yourself. This visit to Walden Pond reminded me of so many pieces of wisdom that Thoreau gives us, and his reminder to always walk your own path, be a truly and genuinely good person, be present, live simply, and pursue your dreams. It is a much needed reminder in a hectic year for me, in which it is easy to forget those simple lessons.

“You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment. Fools stand on their island of opportunities and look toward another land. There is no other land; there is no other life but this.”  - Thoreau

2013-10-13 12.14.22-1Jars of Jam in a Turkish Bakery in Cambridge

2013-10-13 10.17.33-1A crisp autumn morning spent in seclusion with Thoreau at Walden Pond, MA

2013-10-13 10.13.01Beautiful autumn colors at Walden Pond, MA

2013-10-13 10.00.46Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined. – Henry David Thoreau

2013-10-13 10.03.54I never found a companion that was so companionable as solitude. – Thoreau

2013-10-13 10.00.25-1What lies behind us and what lies ahead of us are tiny matters compared to what lives within us. – Thoreau

2013-10-13 09.29.02Pursue some path, however narrow and crooked, in which you can walk with love and reverence. – Thoreau

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2 Responses to A New England Autumn

  1. Roxanne says:

    So much of what I love in one place… Beautiful post, darling. xx

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