Thoreaus' writings are magical and tremendously poetic. Writing about ice cyrstals as though they were diamonds! His creative thoughtfulness has helped to enrich my life on a scale I can scarcely measure........he feeds my soul when I am burnt out on the selfishness and hurried attitudes of people around me. It's almost as if I take a refreshing cool drink from the waters of his concisive wisdom.........his was a gentle, aware and loving is a shame, truly, that we don't have more like him living presently in this world today.