Now, as you settle into your third hour of shoveling, you can console yourself with the fact that you're just taking your place in a long American tradition of snow appreciation!December 24, 1856More snow in the night and to-day. making nine or ten inches.
P.M.--To Walden and Baker Farm with Ricketson, it still snowing a little.
It was very pleasant walking thus before the the storm was over, in the soft, subdued light.December 25, 1856
Take long walks in stormy weather or through deep snows in the fields and woods, if you would keep your spirits up. Deal with brute nature. Be cold and hungry and weary.
Sunday, December 20, 2009
In the wake of the storm
For all the folks on the east coast who are digging out from yesterday's snowstorm, two entries from the wonderful new edition of Thoreau's journals that the New York Review of Books Classics line has just published: