Tuesday, March 31, 2009


An Angel, Rome, originally uploaded by - di.

I learned this, at least, by my experiment:
that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams,
and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined,
he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.

He will put some things behind,
will pass an invisible boundary;
new, universal, and more liberal laws
will begin to establish themselves around and within him;
or the old laws be expanded,
and interpreted in his favor in a more liberal sense,
and he will live with the license of a higher order of beings.

In proportion as he simplifies his life,
the laws of the universe will appear less complex,
and solitude will not be solitude,
nor poverty poverty,
nor weakness weakness.

If you have built castles in the air,
your work need not be lost;
that is where it should be.
Now put the foundations under them.

Walden, Thoreau, 1854.

Borrowed from Gypsy Girl's Guide, a delicious blog rediscovered.

2 comments:

Barbara said...

Hey there! Woke up not long ago and when I came to check out your place - up you pop ... and with the best words by far ... thanks

Di Mackey said...

Lol, thank you, you perky wee thing. I wish I woke up that happy. You seemed to bounce in here.