-Henry David Thoreau
Sitting and gazing out onto the water put me in an almost meditative state. I fully understood why Thoreau always said "life should be spent outdoors". Sitting there made me question why we spend our time under a roof instead of in nature. Besides the occasional splash from a stone being skipped, or a laugh from someone in the water, the quietness was peaceful.
For me, seeing the foundation of Thoreau's cabin was the most powerful thing that I did that day. To be able to stand in the exact same place and see the same landscape was incredible. It was strange to think that I was standing where he had written the majority of what we are studying in class. After words, we got to the see where Henry was first brought into this world, and appropriately where he lay for the final time.
Overall I think this was an important trip that was almost required to read Thoreau's writing in a complete view. This was one of my favorite excursions that I have done with school, and I look forward to continue to read Thoreau's writing with a new lens.