I love Henry David Thoreau. That alone is not really an amazing thing, I know many people who feel this way. But, I, unlike many others, fell in love with him when I was in 7th grade. And let me tell you, 12 is a hard enough age without getting all dreamy eyed about non-conformity or civil disobedience. Those are things that fed my need to rebel, resist, and rise!
So, it’s no surprise then when I started my photography business that I would find inspiration from Thoreau’s words so much that I named the whole business after one amazing passage.
“I had three chairs in my house; one for solitude, two for friendship, three for society.” – Henry David Thoreau
I haven’t always made that transparently clear on my business page but I intend to let it feature prominently soon. To honor my relationship with my muse I’ve decided that I’m going to begin with Thoreau Thursdays dedicating most of my twitter feed to words from one of my greatest sources of inspiration. The one below is particularly inspiring to me.
“Every man casts a shadow; not his body only, but his imperfectly mingled spirit. This is his grief. Let him turn which way he will, it falls opposite to the sun; short at noon, long at eve. Did you never see it?” – Henry David Thoreau
Tell me what inspires you?