I came across this post from a while ago, and was reminded of the challenge. I thought I’d share it again.

These Same Hands

“But while we are confined to books, though the most select and classic, and read only particular written languages, which are themselves but dialects and provincial, we are in danger of forgetting the language which all things and events speak without metaphor, which alone is copious and standard. Much is published, but little printed. The rays which stream through the shutter will no longer be remembered when the shutter is wholly removed. No method nor discipline can supersede the discipline of being forever on the alert. What is the course of history, or philosophy, or poetry, no matter how well selected, or the best society, or the most admirable routine of life, compared with the discipline of looking always at what is to be seen? Read your fate, see what is before you, and walk on into futurity.”

–Thoreau – Walden  (Emphasis mine)

 “Be watchful, stand firm…

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