a weed by the wall

summer 2008 ~ Center Street, Provincetown, Massachusetts

Our moods do not believe in each other. To-day I am full of thoughts, and can write what I please. I see no reason why I should not have the same thought, the same power of expression, to-morrow. What I write, whilst I write it, seems the most natural thing in the world; but yesterday I saw a dreary vacuity in this direction in which now I see so much; and a month hence, I doubt not, I shall wonder who he was that wrote so many continuous pages. Alas for this infirm faith, this will not strenuous, this vast ebb of a vast flow! I am God in nature; I am a weed by the wall.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

12 thoughts on “a weed by the wall”

    1. Thank you, Robin! Yes, the photo is mine – it was taken in August 2009 on Center Street in Provincetown, Cape Cod, Massachusetts. The stone wall between the artist’s house and the street had lots of interesting things embedded in it. 🙂

    1. Thank you, Colleen… There are many days when I “wonder who he [she] was that wrote so many continuous pages [posts]…”

  1. Hi Barbara,
    I thought I’d signed up for your emails, but I haven’t received anything since you moved over here. Luckily I came to check
    why you hadn’t written for so long.

    I’ll try again.

    1. Rosie, something seems to have gone awry – I’m not getting email notices of new comments and I’ve been wondering why. Thanks for letting me know your email subscription isn’t working. I have looked at my settings and all the appropriate boxes seem to be checked, so I’ll be contacting the younger computer wizard when he wakes up!

    1. Thank you, Jane! How exciting that you have been inspired to put a geode in your new stone wall!! My dad built all the stone walls around our house… I’m looking forward to seeing a picture of your wall with geode on your blog when you’re finished!

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