Wednesday, June 22, 2011

On Walden Pond

Henry David Thoreau lived in a self built cabin on the shores of Walden Pond from July 1845 to September 1847, for what he called a two year experiment in simple living.  From those two years came the basis for his book, Walden.  Hiking around the Walden Pond State Reservation, you can easily see how he would've found the area inspiring.  I look forward to going back and bringing a bathing suit next time!

I actually had already visited Henry's gravesite at Sleepy Hollow Cemetery in Concord this past fall.  His small headstone is part of a family plot there and he is also surrounded by a surprising number of dead authors from the Boston area.  So many, in fact, that they all reside in an area called Author's Ridge!

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