“For I believe that climate does thus react on man — as there is something in the mountain air that feeds the spirit and inspires.” Henry David Thoreau, Walking
I am voraciously reading through Henry David Thoreau’s classic, “Walking” for the first time.
It is an essay first published in The Atlantic Monthly in 1862 that began as a lecture in 1851 regarding the merits of spending time in nature. I feel like it puts words to my current lifestyle of writing and hiking and looking for new opportunities to relish in my natural surroundings in search of healing and wholeness in my life.
It seems like each time I pick this book up there are new inspiring quotes I want to share.
The above is my first (and one of the most quoted) excerpts from this treasure. Look for more to come in the days and weeks to follow.