Sunday, April 02, 2006

there is a dust which settles on the heart

Sorry this new post is a bit delayed, I am a bit busy at the moment, I only have until the end of April to finish my assignments and it is a terribly busy time!

Just started to read a chapter on Richard Jefferies and was struck by one particular passage which I am sure you are all familiar with:

" for there is a dust which settles on the heart as well as that which falls on a ledge. It is injurious to the mind as well as to the body to be always in one place and always surrounded by the same circumstances. A species of thick clothing slowly grows about the mind, the pores are choked, little habits become a part of existence, and by degrees the mind is inclosed in a husk. . .

a long breath of the pure air of thought - could alone give health to the heart."

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