In Footsteps of Thoreau
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 has 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, since living is so dear, nor did I wish to practice resignation, unless it was quite necessary.
Henry David Thoreau
Giving thanks from the West Coast of Canada