Monday, March 6, 2006

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.


Laura said...

Hmmm, yes. I have chosen a sort of 'tween place, a small town with all its pressing community forces, and with the Internet in my living room for peering into the city. At times it seems an odd place - why not a farm, for our spirits and our food, or a lucrative job in the city, for comfort and influence? But this seems to be the right place, between the worlds, building bridges.

Dan Trabue said...

Between two worlds. yeah, I can identify widdit.