Friday, April 14, 2006

"Walking" (1862)

"When sometimes I am reminded that the mechanics and shopkeepers stay in their shops not only all the forenoon, but all the afternoon too, sitting with crossed legs, so many of them—as if the legs were made to sit upon, and not to stand or walk upon—I think that they deserve some credit for not having all committed suicide long ago".
Henry David Thoreau on sauntering, republished in The Atlantic along with Robert Frost, Annie Dillard and others

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