I was wondering if anyone else felt that the key word of this particular chapter would be “Contemplate,” because of how Thoreau is constantly in thought and wonder in regards to nature and the world […]
It’s really interesting to point out a word like contemplate in that context. I’ve never seen anyone say something like that, usually it would be “sparkle with admiration” or something silly like that. By using the word contemplate it really encompasses Thoreau’s message about how to view and experience the world. For Throeau, it’s all about making the most of every moment of every day.