Posted in: Choate RH 2020 [his wife - every man has such a wife - changed her mind and wished to keep it, and he offered me ten dollars to release him.] When I read this quote I had similar thoughts as May. I thought that this quote portrayed one of Thoreau's blind spots in […]
Posted in: Choate RH 2020 It seems this is "what [Thoreau] lived for": to experience what I like to call 'slow-time' and bask in its revelations. To see like a child is what he truly wants. Whether Reality presents itself as destructive or constructive does not matter, it will be fantastical all the same.
Posted in: Choate RH 2020 [I have read in, a Hindoo book, that “there was a king’s son, who, being expelled in infancy from his native city, was brought up by a forester, and, growing up to maturity in that state, imagined himself to belong to the barbarous race with which he lived. One of […]
Posted in: Choate RH 2020 [Buena Vista] Site of a victory in 1847, celebrated by many of Thoreau's contemporaries, of the U.S. military over Mexico during the Mexican-American War. Thoreau protested this war by refusing to pay his taxes and ultimately went to jail for that (an experience he wrote about in the essay "Resistance […]