Thoreau’s Beauty
Power Of Place #2

Nature

Take time to appreciate life 

By Harrison Bertos 

 

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“How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live.”

-Thoreau 

 

 

I walk around the grass in my blue, creaky, old house , rope in my hand, hauling my beautiful, wet, disgusting my dog Morgan . It was a nice  Sunday breeze, the smell of the new fertilizer my father has just put in soothes me. My day usually consists of videos games, watching sports or a documentary on the tv and maybe a soccer practice or twos week. As I lay down I feel brilliant, I haven’t felt like this in so long, I took this time in the grass, to relflect on how special life is and how I’ve been off track. I though about how lucky I am am to have food on my plate, and to have enough money to be on a soccer team. I truly don’t know our society has come too. I realize that people including me,  have been focused on other needs and not focused on appreciating on what life brings us. Devices control our lives, it takes us into a different universe we can’t control. People like me need to go outside more and take a minute of a phone and realize that nature is so special. Sometimes take a minute and go outside and experience lifes nature and what god has gifted us.  This might be a long quote but this repsensts what I’m talking about  “I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived. I did not wish to live what was not life, living is so dear; nor did I wish to practise resignation, unless it was quite necessary. I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life, to live so sturdily and Spartan-like as to put to rout all that was not life, to cut a broad swath and shave close, to drive life into a corner, and reduce it to its lowest terms...” 

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