In the woods too, a man casts off his years, as the snake his slough, and at what period so ever of life, is always a child. In the woods is a perpetual youth. … In the woods, we return to reason and faith. There I feel that nothing can befall me in life — no disgrace, no calamity, … which nature cannot repair. Standing on the bare ground — my head bathed by the blithe air, and uplifted into infinite space — all mean egotism vanishes. I become a transparent eyeball; I am nothing; I see all; the currents of the Universal Being circulate through me; I am part or particle of God.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) American essayist, lecturer, poet
“Nature” (1836)
Added on 29-Aug-16 | Last updated 29-Aug-16
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