Thoreau, Henry D - Walden - Time is but the stream I go a-fishing in
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
Henry D. Thoreau - Walden
Time is but the stream I go a-fishing in. I drink at it; but while I drink I see the sandy bottom and detect how shallow it is. Its thin current slides away, but eternity remains. I would drink deeper; fish in the sky, whose bottom is pebbly with stars. I cannot count one. I know not the first letter of the alphabet. I have always been regretting that I was not as wise as the day I was born.........
I think the richest vein is somewhere hereabouts; so by the divining rod and thin rising vapours I judge; and here I will begin to mine.
The source of the experienceThoreau, Henry D
Concepts, symbols and science items
Activities and commonsteps
SuppressionsBeing left handed
Communing with nature