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By: Stefanie

Tue, 14 Aug 2007 00:52:22 +0000

Thanks Crafty! Can I call you Crafty? :) BooksPlease, Emerson is wonderful for a hungry mind! Dorothy, You've got it exactly right! And originality comes from merely being yourself. Dark Orpheus, Emerson's essay reminded me that I needed to order some plants for my garden so he's useful for more than images! And I am glad you found the post's ending optimistic and smile worthy. Emerson is an inspiring sort of guy.

By: Dark Orpheus

Mon, 13 Aug 2007 13:54:55 +0000

I like the idea of composting too. That all that we learn and experience serves to enrich our minds and our character. Always the garden image. "One of the best things about Emerson though is that we don’t have to be geniuses. With effort, we can all have our own modest Edens." ~ A great ending to the post. Optimistic and life affirming. It made me smile when I read it. :)

By: Dorothy W.

Mon, 13 Aug 2007 13:24:57 +0000

I like the composting image too, and his understanding of quotations -- it strikes me as exactly right: we don't come up with brand new ideas but instead we reshape the old materials in a new way or see the old materials differently than before.

By: admirer

Mon, 13 Aug 2007 12:27:26 +0000

This deserves another space
"Because, really, isn’t composting what people who think do? We read a book full of ideas, take them in, pile them in a heap with the ideas of other books, experiences, thoughts, a right nice heap. And we let them sit and mix together. We stir them up now and then, give them air. The compost pile gets hot and steamy. And after a time we are left with a rich fertilizer to mix into the loamy soil of our mental gardens to feed the flowers of our thoughts. And just as we must be careful about what we put into our real garden compost bins, we must also carefully select what goes into our mental ones as well. The quality of our compost is reflected in the bounty and beauty of our gardens"

By: BooksPlease

Mon, 13 Aug 2007 11:01:34 +0000

Composting is thinking. I like it. I see that I shall have to read Emerson to feed my mind.