Rainer Maria Rilke

The Immensity of Worlds, or What Awaits Between the Covers

The Immensity of Worlds, or What Awaits Between the Covers

During the two years that Henry David Thoreau spent on Walden Pond, physical labors—the completion of his cabin, the cultivation of food to nourish his body—prevented much reading, the act that nourishes the spirit. “Yet,” he writes in Walden, “I sustained myself by the prospect of such reading in future.”