I Wished to Live Deliberately

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I Wished to Live Deliberately

I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.
Henry David Thoreau, Walden (1854), II, Where I Lived, and What I Lived For

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Khao San Road, Bangkok Thailand
Friday, October 17, 2008
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Mom and Dad wrote today.

Hi Andy, I have been reading this book called Time Is a River by Mary Alice Monroe. I do not know if she has written other books but this is the first I have read, very interesting. Anyway, at the beginning of each chapter was a quote and I thought you might enjoy this one because it made me think of you. I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived Henry David Thoreau Anyway, sometimes I think this is why you travel and live in the manner you do. Your birthday is coming up and it makes me think that since you are working on 11 years travel there must be some satisfaction and learning from your life experience. love prayers mom dad

Answer

It is a good day when you stars align, and a Mother and Father understand their Son.

Thanks to Mom and Dad, I am their Son.
Andy

I read Walden a few times while in High School and have continued to reread this book in the hope of staying on path. Everybody needs a guidebook and I feel Henry David Thoreau wrote one for me when he wrote Walden.

Andy a Traveler

I Wished to Live Deliberately