Saturday, January 22, 2011

a turtle's pace

Consider the turtle.  A whole summer - June, July, and August - is not too good nor too much to hatch a turtle in.  Perchance you have worried yourself, despaired of the world, meditated the end of life, and all things seemed rushing to destruction; but nature has steadily and serenely advanced with a turtle's pace.

~ Henry David Thoreau
from a journal entry, 1856
art by Roderick Maclver