Walden...Some Years Ago
So good readers, as you see with my last post, I'm "quite behind." At least three years ago, I started this entry, and never got further than uploading photos of a trip I took to Walden Pond. If my memory is correct, this was a trip I took to visit my brother in 2012 or thereabouts. It may have been earlier than that, but I don't know. In any case, my distinct recollection of Walden was that it was quite different from the Walden of Thoreau's age: it had lots of paths, a beach, and scores of families enjoying the locale. It was not a wilderness. Rather, it was more of a "busy park" near Boston. It's amazing how the passage of time and the gradual settling of locations can and does turn a place from an uninhabited forest into a city! Well, a big town, at least. It was a good day for a walk in any event. If you're in the area, go visit Henry David's old stomping grounds. You might get a feeling of communion with the natural world.