"I should not talk so much about myself if there were any body else whom I knew as well. Unfortunately, I am confined to this theme by the narrowness of my experience."
For whatever reason, Thoreau seemed like he might be a decent person to read while traveling -- perhaps an odd choice given that Walden is entirely about remaining in one very small locale. I recently heard a bit about Emerson and Thoreau and Transcendentalism in a set of American History lectures, and found feeling I should go read Thoreau so that my only association with him would no longer be the Calvin & Hobbes strip in which Calvin's parents are trying to decide how to simplify.
A Poem Translation Draft
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