We journeyed to his final resting place where he still keeps company with his friends. They are buried in the spot they used to visit when they were alive.
Henry David Thoreau.
Louisa May Alcott. (“Little Women”)
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Nathaniel Hawthorne.... All had small and unpretentious markers....their choice.
This is the spot where those great Philosophers, Naturalists and Transcendentalists communed. Did
we find Henry David? I don’t believe we did...however..we came close.
We saw where he had spent two years of his life. We walked on ground
once walked upon by him. We dipped our feet in Walden Pond. We visited
is he then?...You'll find him in his writings and musings... in the
stillness of any forest at dawn, and at dusk...and in the call of a
bluebird.... He resides in the hearts of like minded souls who have the
same intent...to live small "with only the bare essentials."
journey has come to an end, but I will always remember standing within
the "walls" of his cabin, and gazing upon his Walden Pond.
We are blessed to have seven grandchildren! Life has never been so busy! I continue to work as a nurse, but my home time is most important. I paint and craft, and enjoy life in our tiny 800 sq foot home. The challenge to downsize continues... Live simple and small is my mantra!