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Thoreau, Henry D - Walden - What is man but a mass of thawing clay

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004062

Type of Spiritual Experience

Background

A description of the experience

Henry D. Thoreau - Walden

What is man but a mass of thawing clay? The ball of the human finger is but a drop congealed. The fingers and toes flow to their extent from the thawing mass of the body. Who knows but the human body would expand and flow out to under a more genial heaven?

The source of the experience

Thoreau, Henry D

Concepts, symbols and science items

Symbols

Clay
Earth
Water

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