Reading "Walden" to Explore Thoreau's Creative World
I have always had a deep respect for Walden, and the respect is far away. It has been quietly lying on my bookshelf for many years. Occasionally, I searched for information to open a book and turned to a book on the cover of Walden in four characters. I regret that I did not start to disturb Thoreau by Walden. When I saw the four characters of "Walden", I came up with the idea that a philosopher or hermit on the edge of Walden Lake gazed quietly at the lake and thought about the meaning of life. So I once again won the book "Walden" to learn Thoreau's spiritual journey on Walden. However, he realized that he would have to live on the great Walden Lake spiritual journey. So he built a wooden house on the shore of Walden Lake… The wooden house of Thoreau had no lock and no bolt. It is open, that is to say, he is not isolated from the world. The passers-by farmers, hunters and animals can all go in and take a walk. Thoreau will also play a Sherlock Holmes from time to time, inferring the identity of the comer based on signs such as cigarette butts and footprints. By the way, the wooden house built by Thoreau on Walden Lake is connected with real life.
Thoreau is not against socialism, but against nonsense gossip, he calls it "mouldy cheese", but people are happy and still enjoy three meals a day. When Thoreau settled in a wooden house on the Walden Lake, I said that my ten-square-meter cottage had hosted a party of 25 people. Its excitement is evident. Even in the winter, there were no few visitors. The poet Channing had visited this hut. Thoreau said that they were laughing and lively than Broadway. The living-diner Thoreau is still very passionate about nature. The entire "Walden" is full of interesting and detailed descriptions of nature, such as migration of migratory birds, ant warfare, etc. His observations are fine and shocking. An inch of change in Walden's freezing process can't escape his eyes. Thoreau, who was presented in the text, was very funny and not rigid at all. He began to ridicule himself as a rooster and he had to scream in order to wake up those sleepy neighbors. In the winter walk he met an owl. He just looked at the owl for half an hour. When the owl got stuck, he had to throw in the towel and flew to other places to sleep.
One young man said that he thought of a life like Thoreau. Thoreau immediately said not to learn from me. He is not special and has little talent. Therefore, life does not have to be worried about falling. In other words, don't do the next Thoreau! Just as it is possible to draw innumerable radii from the center of the circle, life is infinitely possible. Everyone should explore his own radius. This may be Thoreau's true creative world. He told everyone to write "Walden". He did not intend to let everyone imitate him to go to the lake to build a wooden hut. He just wanted to shout and let everyone wake up. Life is not just a dead end.
But in any case, "Walden" has exerted the greatest influence on people and brought people to see a new perspective of the world. Some people only pay attention to nature, find the most pure and beautiful pleasure in nature, and begin to alienate the human world. This is actually a misunderstanding. One of my best friends, also a Walden Book fan, has been eagerly looking forward to such a state of living in the entire university. He walks every day on the way to the cafeteria or back to the dormitory. When he has the sun, he enjoys all the way and enjoys all the way. The sun, enjoying the warmth and brightness of everything, thought that if I were a plant, it would be possible to survive by photosynthesis. He does not value the results very much, but despise those who are too eager to pursue utilitarian. This kind of thinking, he said he would like to thank Thoreau!
Reading "Walden" again, this is a topic that can not be bypassed. Thoreau's reclusiveness is different from the ancient mystery of Tao Yuanming in China, and it is different from most of ancient Chinese celebrities. I remember that in the resignation, Tao Yuanming’s writings were mostly slamming and dismissing officialdom. Thoreau chose not to hide in the lake because he was disgusted with officialdom or because he was disappointed with the filthy world. This may be related to Thoreau's respect for the trees. Thoreau said: For me, trees have been the missionaries with the most earnest and moving words. I honor them when they live in tribes and families and live in forests and bushes. When they are alone, I respect them more. The world lingers on their treetops. Their roots are deep in the land of innocents, except that they do not disappear in them, but they pursue their uniqueness with their full vitality, realize their own, and live in them. The laws are to enrich their own image. And that no more than a beautiful, thick tree is more sacred, more exemplary. When a tree is sawn down and exposed to the sun's naked lethal wound, its complete history is read on the light-coloured circular section of its stump. In the rings and all kinds of deformities, all the struggles, all the pain, all the diseases, all the happiness and prosperity, the lean years, the flourishing years, and the blows that have been suffered are faithfully recorded. Every farmer and juvenile knows that the hardest and most precious timber rings are the densest, and in the mountains, under the conditions of constant danger, the most indestructible, thickest and most powerful tree trunks can be grown.
Why should we hide in the lake? Although the trees are sacred objects, Thoreau can talk to them without using them, so that they can listen to their language to learn the truth. They do not preach the doctrine. They do not pay attention to the minutiae and only preach the primitive rules of life. From Thoreau's words may find the reason, that is, he is looking for a way of life: because of its sake I not only do not fear loneliness, but also deliberately looking for loneliness. I feel that only nature is truly beautiful. I even started to hate humanity. When I enjoy the friendship of the four seasons, I believe that nothing can make my life a burden. So Solo was in the forest, and was accompanied by some magnificent things every day, thinking about the meaning of life. He had already succeeded and he did not want to do it again. He does not have much dissatisfaction with this world, just want to experience such a way of life.
Yes, Thoreau describes Walden in a clear language, describing the life one should have when living alone. Thoreau is not in the accident world at all. His seclusion is because he likes nature and enjoys living alone. How nice a person is, quiet and peaceful, can enjoy the good times from early morning till evening. Yes, extroverts, energy comes from social, comes from communicating with others, and introverts, energy comes from itself. Thoreau should be introverted. He uses a lot of words to describe his life. Some people may seem bored and can't even read it. Then understand that you can't look into Walden. In a word, Thoreau's secluded lakeside life is connected with reality and connected to the world. This may be the true meaning of his creation, and it will make a peerless classic!