"It is not worth the while to go round the world to count the cats in Zanzibar."
--Henry David Thoreau, Conclusion, Walden, pg. 346
Our culture is obsessed with traveling. New Adventures. New Experiences. New people to meet. Thoreau, like the French writer Proust, reminds us of the greater adventure we experience by staying still. By reexamining our common, ordinary life with fresh insight. Thoreau beckons us to the interior journey. Silence. Stillness. The vastness of the humble life. A Carmelite housewife can learn a lot from Thoreau!