Saturday, January 19, 2008

From VA

Here's a great column.

Thomas Jefferson wrote in his journals that the love of Nature was not “natural” to most people, but an inclination to be cultivated. Sitting on his horse beside a man prospecting for timber, he realized that the beauty he saw in the poplar forest they were riding through was invisible to this man, who only saw money to be made from planks. Jefferson attributed this oblivion to a lack of true education.