Friday, June 01, 2007

"There were times when I could not afford to sacrifice the bloom of the present moment to any work, whether of the head or hands."


Moon River said...

that's beautiful !
who wrote it?

E. R. Dunhill said...

moon river,
Thank you for reading and commenting. Henry David Thoreau wrote those lines, which appear in Walden. I’ve long loved the ascetic quality of Thoreau.
I took a moment to browse MOON RIVER- that’s a fantastic blog. My first degree was in applied geography, and I spent several years working in cartography. I’m also very interested in mythic and sacred topology, as well as alternative methods of geographic communication.
You might be interested in:

Fabulous Journeys and Faraway Places: Travels on Paper, 1450–1700

Encompassing the Globe: Portugal and the World in the 16th and 17th Centuries (this one won’t be available until late June)

Library of Congress Online Map Collections