Till the Lesson be Learned


Cogitating once again on these wise words from Margaret Fuller:

“All around us lies what we neither understand nor use.  Our capacities, our instincts for this our present sphere are but half developed.  Let us confine ourselves to that till the lesson be learned; let us be completely natural; before we trouble ourselves with the supernatural.  I never see any of these things but I long to get away and lie under a green tree and let the wind blow on me.  There is marvel and charm enough in that for me.”

~Summer on the Lakes, 1844

(Margaret Fuller, friend and colleague of Emerson, died in 1850, at the age of 40)

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