"I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and to see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived. " Henry David Thoreau
"I am no more lonely than the loon in the pond that laughs so loud, or than Walden Pond itself. What company has that lonely lake, I pray? And yet it has not the blue devils, but the blue angels in it, in the azure tint of its waters. The sun is alone, except in thick weather, when there sometimes appear to be two, but one is a mock sun. God is alone,—but the devil, he is far from being alone; he sees a great deal of company; he is legion. I am no more lonely than a single mullein or dandelion in a pasture, or a bean leaf, or a sorrel, or a horse-fly, or a humble-bee. I am no more lonely than the Mill Brook, or a weathercock, or the northstar, or the south wind, or an April shower, or a January thaw, or the first spider in a new house."
What is within those words? .... read the words my friend and don't just read them; rather...disentangle each element of thought, visualize them and put yourself around the lake, open the door and enter the cabin, stare up thru the limbs and leaves and watch the clouds disperse, .... listen to nothing but wind and feel the warmth of the sun emblaze upon your face and then reach out to touch the low lying grass and allow your fingers to idely touch the tips as the breeze caresses them, and lastly breathe deep and fill yourself with air, so fresh and young that you yourself turn back time. No loneliness as Thoreau himself also found nothing in particular but in the solitude and fortune of being there at that time, he placed the essentials of life before him and prospered while still in life.
Photo Credit, Granger, 1908.