"Thoreau said to look along the bank right
at water level and to stand still for a few
minutes and right where the grasses stuck
up through the water you would see a muskrat
if there were any. I stood still for a bit, and sure
enough in a few minutes I saw a muskrat in the
middle of the city 2,000 miles from Walden Pond.
And I realized that Concord is where you are right now,
and Walden Pond is the nearest body of water.
Denver was my real Concord."
from Channeling Ralph Waldo Emerson
an interview with Robert Richardson
author of the Emerson bio "The Mind on Fire"