Here’s a quick birthday drawing of one of my favorite writers, Henry David Thoreau, born July 12, 1817.
Thoreau is one of those writers everybody thinks they know already without actually reading any of his work.
As a great Indoorsman, I stayed away from him for ages until I fell in love with his journal and spent a few years reading the entries every day. (He was a huge influence on my book Keep Going.)
My “Thoreau” tag on this blog is now 35+ posts deep.
If you’ve never read him before, try downloading the “Walking” zine from Keri Smith’s Wander Society pocket library.
Then go for a long walk and come back and write about it.