Monday, October 31, 2011
Happy Halloween ... From Sleepy Hollow Cemetery
Sleepy Hollow Cemetery in Concord Massachusetts isn't the least bit frightening. I have visited several times and find the historical graves rather interesting. Here in this modest grave rests the famous Harvard graduate, American author, philosopher and poet Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862). Many of you will remember him for his book Walden or from some of his famous quotes. "Be true to your work, your word, and your friends."
Buried nearby on Authors ridge is Thoreau's friend Ralph Waldo Emerson.
Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864) is another famous author and friend of Emerson and Thoreau. The Scarlett Letter and The House of Seven Gables are two of the more notable books written by Hawthorne. I can remember reading The Scarlett Letter in high school and my heart aching for Hester Prynne. Great book!! One more inspirational quote. "Happiness is like a butterfly, which, when pursued, is always beyond our grasp, but, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you."
I hope you have enjoyed your Halloween visit to Authors Ridge at Sleepy Hollow Cemetery.
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