Perfect timing, Jim.  I'm going to Walden Pond this morning.


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> From: Jim Cobabe [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]
> Sent: Sunday, November 16, 2003 1:01 AM
> Subject: [ZION] Thoreau
> The very simplicity and nakedness of man's life in the primitive ages 
> imply this advantage, at least, that they left him still but a sojourner 
> in nature. When he was refreshed with food and sleep, he contemplated 
> his journey again. He dwelt, as it were, in a tent in this world, and 
> was either threading the valleys, or crossing the plains, or climbing 
> the mountain-tops. But lo! men have become the tools of their tools. The 
> man who independently plucked the fruits when he was hungry is become a 
> farmer; and he who stood under a tree for shelter, a housekeeper. We now 
> no longer camp as for a night, but have settled down on earth and 
> forgotten heaven. We have adopted Christianity merely as an improved 
> method of agriculture. We have built for this world a family mansion, 
> and for the next a family tomb. 
>  (Thoreau, Walden)
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