Unmotivated to quickly post, I took a vacation and let these images enjoy several days riding the carousel known as my hard disk. During the hurricane induced power outage on Sunday, I encountered the following passage, written 160 years ago to the day. It seemed so appropriate, I thought I should share it with you along with the "ordinary" photos from that day.
Without further ado, here's today's guest commentary courtesy of Concord's own Henry David Thoreau.
"I omit the unusual the hurricanes and earthquakes and describe the common. This has the greatest charm and is the true theme of poetry. You may have the extraordinary for your province, if you will let me have the ordinary. Give me the obscure life, the courage of the poor and humble, the workdays of the world, the barren fields, the smallest share of all things but poetic perception. Give me but the eyes to see the things which you possess." August 28, 1851