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Jan 23, 2009

Thoreau on Time

Time is but the stream I go a-fishing in.

-- Henry David Thoreau

Plato Not Prozac includes this quote at the beginning of its chapter "Midlife Without Crisis"

12:18 AM in Quotables | Permalink


Or the lake he a-fishes in. When I was an undergrad in aquatic ecology, we did water quality measurements on Walden Pond, where Thoreau did a bit of fishing in some impressively clear water. The Secchi disk transparency test on Walden Pond was nearly 7 meters. In lay language: from out boat we dangled in the water a white disk about a foot in diameter. We could see it to a depth of over 20 feet.

Posted by: glenn | Jan 23, 2009 7:33:58 AM