Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Let the beautiful laws prevail...


A little on the tired side today and thinking of a particular passage from Thoreau that I finally tracked down...

"Who are poor and dependent? Who are rich and independent? When was it that men agreed to respect the appearance and not the reality? Why should the appearance appear? Are we well acquainted, then, with the reality? There is none who does not lie hourly in the respect he pays to false appearance. How sweet it would be to treat men and things, for an hour, for just what they are! We wonder that the sinner does not confess his sin. When we are weary with travel, we lay down on our load and rest by the wayside. So when we are weary with the burden of life, why do we not lay down this load of falsehoods which we have volunteered to sustain, and be refreshed as never mortal was? Let the beautiful laws prevail!"

Amen and blessings

2 comments:

Bill Baar said...

from the fellow who wrote “Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth.”

thanks for the apt post today

boston unitarian said...

Hey Bill,
And thank you, as always, for your apt comment. Many Blessings, BU