Wednesday, July 6, 2016
PW Ch. 11 - Major Dusk Alert!!!!
Oh Thoreau! How your words make me swoon, but on this topic I see anew. In my mind, that line was so cool. Does a natural beginning always occur with the break of morning dew? Why is the morning the beginning of a new day? Is it because Thoreau and other before him deemed it so?
Though the morning does provide a beautiful sight to freshly woken eyes, I find a greater strength when I walk in the cool of the evening. When I walk in the cool of the evening, I am able to leave the day behind. My evening walks help me to separate myself from my missteps and propel myself towards another day.
As a person born in the heart of the fall season, I am more awake when there is dusk upon me. For me, the cool winds and grey clouds of the evening are where my sins are forgiven (Gros 99). For me, the dawn of night re-energizes my soul and awakens a new drive in my spirit. Where Thoreau looks towards the West, I enjoy the calm of the East. I use the past to help write my future true. The wildness of the West can only be conquered by lessons learned from the history of the East.
History must be truly absorbed so that true glory might be obtained. A new day is only successful because of the lessons learned from the day before. By walking in the light of dusk, I take the necessary time to reflect on the lessons of the day, so the light of the morning does not blind me from my goals.