November 19, 2010

Perhaps I am a bear, or some hibernating animal underneath, for the instinct to be half asleep all winter is so strong in me.



the animal merely makes a bed, which warms with his body, in sheltered place; but man, having discovered fire, boxes up some air in a spacious apartment, and warms that, instead of robbing himself, makes that his bed, in which he can move about divested of more cumbrous clothing, maintain a kind of summer in the midst of winter, and by means of windows even admit the light, and with a lamp lengthen out the day. Thus he goes a step or two beyond instinct, and saves a little time for the fine arts.
from Walden..ch. house- warming...D. Thoreau
~first snow of the season...gives me inspiration to move into my fine art and find peace in that simple pleasure...xo

2 comments:

Denise said...

That Thoreau quote is lovely. And your instinct for sleep at this time of year is shared.

CrowNology said...

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thank you
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I love this quote. Though in my house the cumbrous clothing is still needed, as the drafts steal the warmed air like a thief...
xo
A