Life of Desperation

Henry David Thoreau famously stated in Walden that “the mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation.”  He thinks misplaced value is the cause: We feel a void in our lives, and we attempt to fill it with things like money, possessions, and accolades.  We think these things will make us happy.  When they don’t, we just seek more of them.

Memorial weekend trip to Cle Elum and Roslyn to enjoy the Cascades, biking and catching some sun ( May 2016).