~Henry David Thoreau
Maybe I should climb it. The other day are grade had a field trip to walden pond to learn more about Thoreau. We wanted to see more of what Thoreau experienced during his time at walden pond and how he lived. We had a great day and learned a lot.
We started the day visiting a replica of his cabin. It was very interesting to see how simply he lived. The whole chapter of economy is about living off only the necessities of life. Thoreau's house was not where it originally was but we saw what it was like. He had a bed, desk and wood stove. The very basic things need. He would only need the wood stove it the winter because of the strategic placement of his house. We did see the original sight, but it was not something eye catching. Thoreau showed many people across the world with his experiment that you could live happily off the basic necessities of life.
After visiting the house we had time to sit around the pond and right for ten minutes. I got into the zone and wrote three haikus about the beauty of the pond. I was amazed by the reflection on the Pond. It resembled a painting on a canvas, with all the colors of fall. I sat and thought for a while, watching people skip stones and realized the reflection was shattered but then restored, I thought this would be good to right about. I wrote three haiku and here they are
Only broken by a ripple
It stays calm
Is halted by machines
But never defeated
Like a painting
After some walking around the pond I spotted a tree. I decided I would climb it and get some pictures. A few more kids tried until Mr.Trotsky told us to get down, until immediately Fitz told us to climb higher. Jack Eames took that as a challenge and hung up side down on a branch. I decided to climb higher and had a great time, and struggle getting down.
Overall this was one of my favorite trips at Fenn. I learned much about Thoreau and how he lived. I also had fun swimming, climbing and reflecting. I hope to revisit walden one day to experience it again.