Winter walk

"Footsteps, Winter Walk" 2014©Brian T. Maurer

“Footsteps, Winter Walk, 2014”   ©Brian T. Maurer

“In the deepest snows, the path which I used from the highway to my house, about half a mile long, might have been represented by a meandering dotted line, with wide intervals between the dots.  For a week of even weather I took exactly the same number of steps, and of the same length, coming and going, stepping deliberately and with the precision of a pair of dividers in my own deep tracks,—to such routine the winter reduces us,—yet often they were filled with heaven’s own blue.”

—Thoreau, “Former Inhabitants; and Winter Visitors” in Walden

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