Leaving Myself Behind

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I want to go soon and live away by the pond, where I shall hear only the wind

whispering among the reeds. It will be success if I shall have left myself behind.

But my friends ask what I will do when I get there. Will it not be employment

enough to watch the progress of the seasons?

author: Henry David Thoreau, 1841
photo: Lily pond/Bing/images

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