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Both place and time were changed… (Walden 50)

Milky Way. Via Wikipedia

Milky Way. Via Wikipedia

Read this and remember that Thoreau is living only about a mile and a half from town:

“Both place and time were changed, and I dwelt nearer to those parts of the universe and to those eras in history which had most attracted me. Where I lived was as far off as many a region viewed nightly by astronomers. We are wont to imagine rare and delectable places in some remote and more celestial corner of the system, behind the constellation of Cassiopeia’s Chair, far from noise and disturbance. I discovered that my house actually had its site in such a withdrawn, but forever new and unprofaned, part of the universe.” Continue reading