Sunday, January 23, 2005

A letter to Henry David

I went to the city because I

wished to live deliberately, to

front only the essential facts of life,

only to find it considerably difficult.

No slight to you sir, but

I have found it much easier

(altho certainly not easy)

to live in community with the woods

than to live in community with people.

People in my community have tended to

stubbornly have other ideas

and make decisions apart from nature's

formidable wisdom

or mine.

That being said,

I remain in city and

in community with others

in hopes that I will see if I cannot learn

what it has to teach, and not,

when I come to die,

discover that I had not lived.

No comments: