Wednesday, November 14, 2007

(Thoreau's essay Cape Cod :)

"...You should read the first few pages particularly, about starting a walking tour along a beach after a shipwreck, with people pulling out bodies and packing them in coffins.
After describing the scene he says
On the whole it was not so impressive a scene as I might have expected. If I had found one body cast upon the beach in some lonely place, it would have affected me more.
A little later he says
It is hard to part with one's body, but, no doubt, it is easy enough to do without it when once it is gone.
A hopeful thought."

- James Walsh for Blind Pony