Inspiration for lazy gardeners (Walden 111)

“Mine was, as it were, the connecting link between wild and cultivated fields; as some states are civilized, and others half-civilized, and others savage or barbarous, so my field was, though not in a bad sense, a half-cultivated field.” —Henry David Thoreau, “The Bean Field,” Walden

Thoreau has an amazing ability to re-frame just about anything. Imagine his skills in the hands of a marketing executive or shady politician!

Instead of a poorly-weeded garden, he has the missing link between nature and agriculture! With his poet’s eye he’s become so adept at looking at things in a new way that it becomes a form of play, fuel for his dry sense of humor.

(About  “A Year in Walden”)

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