Saturday, September 5, 2009

Temple of a Nation's Vows

Thou shalt make thy house the temple of a nation’s vows. Spirits of a higher strain who sought thee once shall seek again. I detected many a god forth already on the road, ancestors of beauty come in thy breast to make a home.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

2 comments:

Ryan Biddulph said...

Marilyn,

I could spend a weekend meditating on any Emerson quote. Thanks for sharing.

RB

Marilyn Finnemore said...

My mother and father sent me $100 one birthday years ago, and I bought an old collection of Emerson books from a used bookstore. It was by far the best money I've ever spent. As every year passes, his essays become richer with meaning.