Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Sharing the Harvest

All that I have is a gift. Why should I be unwilling to share that which I have been so freely given? It is far better to celebrate what I have than to begrudge not having it all.
"How, then, can our harvest fail? Shall I not rejoice also in the abundance of the weeds whose seeds are the granary of the birds? It matters little comparatively whether the fields fill the farmer's barns. The true husbandman will cease from anxiety, as the squirrels manifest no concern whether the woods will bear chestnuts this year or not, and finish his labor with every day, relinquishing all claim to the produce of his fields, and sacrificing in his mind not only his first but his last fruits also." — Thoreau, "The Bean-Field," Walden, 1854

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