A Quote from Thoreau – the Art of Being

Morning is when I am awake and there is a dawn in me . . . . We must learn to reawaken and keep ourselves awake, not by mechanical aids, but by an infinite expectation of the dawn, which does not forsake us in our soundest sleep. I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life by conscious endeavor. It is something to be able to paint a particular picture, or to carve a statue, and so to make a few objects beautiful; but it is far more glorious to carve and paint the very atmosphere and medium through which we look . . . . To affect the quality of the day, that is the highest of arts.

Thoreau, Walden

About RoseJade

I often think of myself as that aging child Joni Mitchell spoke of so many years ago. I'm eternally grateful for all of my blessings, and know any moment could be my last. I encourage everyone to live life fully each and every day, keeping peace with family and friends and practicing random acts of kindness.
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