Gretchen Rubin

“To Cease for a Bright Hour to Be a Prisoner of This Sickly Body & to Become as Large as the World.”

“To Cease for a Bright Hour to Be a Prisoner of This Sickly Body & to Become as Large as the World.”

"Every man that goes into the wood seems to be the first man that ever went into a wood....I feel a pain of an alien world or I am cheered with the moist, warm, glittering, budding, and melodious hour that takes down the narrow walls of my soul and extends its life and pulsation to the very horizon. That is Morning. To cease for a bright hour to be a prisoner of this sickly body and to become as large as the World."

--Ralph Waldo Emerson, Journals, March 27, 1838

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