If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. ~ Thoreau
though i cannot embrace all that thoreau believed and did...well, because i am a creature of some comfort, i feel as though i've lived in walden these past months and have simplified my life. he went to the woods as an experiment where i've gone as a necessity. in that time, i've learned much and i've learned the beauty in making the most of what you have, what you can find and what comes to you naturally. i think he might be happy with that.
and as thoreau said, we all hear our very own drummer in our very own parade. the trick is to make the most of your parade. right? the best bands, the prettiest floats, and make sure there are balloons, baton twirlers and maybe a few pretty horses too. or not...i guess he wouldn't condone all that fanciness. but, again - it's your parade!!!