Happy 4th of July

How bizarre. I’ve had this urge all day to re-read Henry David Thoreau’s Walden. On opening the front page of Penguin Classic I read: “On July 4, 1845, while many Americans waved miniature flags amid the sounds of firecrackers and bells in honor of their country’s independence, Henry David Thoreau unceremoniously moved his meagre belongings from his parent’s home in Concord, Massachusetts, to a cabin beside Walden Pond, where he would quietly declare and celebrate his own independence.”