Thoreau, for Johnny


Now that I'm unemployed I have time to watch all kinds of TED talks (remember I told you about those?). I love the ones that the polyglots do. I'd love to be a polyglot (hence the French spelling of your name). I feel like the Latin-Based languages wouldn't be a problem. The problem would be the Asian languages and the languages not using the Roman Alphabet. It's harder to practice reading when the alphabet is different and you of all people know how important reading is.

You read any of the classics? What about philosophers and the famous historical thinkers? I like Henry David Thoreau. Better yet, I had a teacher in high school who loved Henry David Thoreau and quoted him at length. One of my favorites:

"Most men lead lives of quiet desperation and go to the grave with the song still in them."

History repeats itself and some themes are timeless. I doubt you'd understand some of these people I've met. Especially coming from the position you're in. Or maybe you'd understand them more? I guess it's better to live a life in quiet desperation and go to the grave with the song still in you as a free man, than to live in a cage. I guess your despartion isn't so quiet. I'm livin' for you man! I'm going to "march to the beat of my own drum" and sing my song while I'm alive. That way when I die my song will have been sung and I'll be able to rest in peace.

Shit, when I'm dead I'll go find ol 'Henry David in the afterlife and teach him what a "high-five" is. Until then, I might just go back to my old high school and give ol' Mr. Stanhope a "high-five".

Anyway, no one's dying soon and there were some things you wanted me to take care of ...

... I'll see you in about a week!



#Johnny #Thoreau

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