Saturday, February 25, 2012

At Such a Moment

Friday January 27, 2012

If I were to choose a time for a friend
to make a passing visit to this world for the first time,
in the full possession of all his faculties,
perchance it would be at a moment
when the sun was setting with the splendor in the west,
his light reflected far and wide
through the clarified air after a rain,
and a brilliant rainbow,
as now, o’erarching the eastern sky.
Would he be likely to think this a vulgar place to live,
where one would weary of existence,
and be compelled to devote his life to frivolity
and dissipation?
If a man traveling from world to world
were to pass through this world at such a moment,
would he not be tempted to take up his abode here ?

HDT’s Journal: August 7, 1852


  1. WOW!!! Now, THAT's an amazing photo, with such an appropriate quote to accompany it. So beautiful!

  2. Boy, would I love to get a photo like that sometime!

  3. Lovely photo, and such fitting verse!