November 4, 1852

 in Thoreau’s Journal:

Autumnal Dandelion—& yarrow—  Must be out of doors enough to get experience of wholesome reality—as a ballast to thought & sentiment.  Health requires this relaxation this aimless life. This life in the present….


My thought is a part of the meaning of the world—& hence I use a part of the world as a symbol to express my thought.