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Sea Cape Cod by Michael Mosier

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September 1, 2016

Simplify!

Filed under: Blog — Michael @ 9:56 am

Greetings and salutations from the sand, sun and surf of Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and the overcast, grey, humid, misting island of Nantucket! Great to be with you once again, and thank you for tuning into this “post card from the edge”, on the First Day of September, 2016.  A soggy Thursday ‘down on the docks’ of Hyannis Harbor, with the Labor Day week end shaping up to be a mixed bag of pure California sun and a possible Atlantic hurricane meeting the good folks visiting from ports, farms, cities and towns all over this great big blue ball? spinning around and around and around and around…

If you are like most Americans, you are probably wrapped up in the high political theater that is difficult to escape, as most are chained to their 5X7 electronic collars, waiting in great anticipation for the next “I-phone” or some other gadget that will bring them away from their true selves.  Cyber space being a journey that goes nowhere, save away from true love and Redwoods… The choices are rather sad and stark, but this short speech from “The Donald Trump” recently, an “exclusive”, leaked only to Sea Cape Cod, has this reporter re-”thinking” where to cast his ballot come November…

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.  I did not wish to live what was not life, to cut a broad swath and shave close, to drive life into a corner, and reduce it to it’s lowest terms.”

“Never look back unless you are planning on going that way.”

“Dreams are the touchstones of our characters…”

“Most men live lives of quiet desperation and go to the grave with the song still in them.”

“I learned this, at least, by my experiment, that if one advances confidently, in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live that life which he imagined, he will meet with success unexpected in common hours…”

“Be yourself, not what “idea” of what you “think” somebody else’s idea of yourself should be!”

Sea Cape Cod apologizes for this embarrassing mix up, for that was not U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, rather, the late, great Henry David Thoreau-American essayist, poet, philosopher, abolitionist, naturalist, tax resister, development critic, surveyor and historian–who lived a full life mostly in the forests surrounding historic Concord, Massachusetts and wrote the great novel, “Walden”.  He was born in July of 1817 and died on May 6th, 1862, the American Civil War already raging; his relatively short life potent and powerful, as the words he wrote not so long ago resonate to this day adding,

“…our life is frittered away by detail…simplify,

SIMPLIFY!”

Have a nice day folks!

PRESERVE THE WILDERNESS! Peace~M 

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