Closing the white cover of the book ’Walden’， I just quite confused because so many new words that I can’t recognize. With the help of Chinese version downloaded from the internet, after I catch the general idea, a burst of cold water pours into my heart, pure and limpid, clarify my shattered mind without any dirt existing. As some said in preface “Walden is a book with loneness and solitude and a book with a single person.” When your mind is uneasy, you have no need reading the book. It requires you to come down and to be at leisure.
The book was written in the middle of the 19th century-a period that is a rapid development of capitalism. Under such a background, most people would rather pursue benefits as possible as they can and try every means to obtain higher power and money no matter what it would cost. Industrial civilization and noisy society was gradually corrupting the nature of the humanity. However, at this situation, a illuminati graduating from Harvard University, carried an axe along with his lone single shadow. Then away from the city he ran into the uninhabited Walden at the edge of the mountain forest and settled down over here. He insisted on his own ways with a yearning for nature as well as set out the trace of the soul. At the land of the so-called Walden” drops of god”。 He became unperturbed in space，lonely in thought.
He quietly uploaded the noise in the city. Then he wrote down the solitude by heart. Every time when people read his book, they definitely will be shocked. He fell into meditating about the life. It made people’s heart become as clear as the pure water. I stand in awe of him, his life turned out to be such simple and meanwhile glamorous. It is rather than momentary but significant. His spiritual world is colorful even exquisite beyond compare. Maybe in the world seldom exist such a sage like him.
Throughout Thoreau’s short lifetime, he attempted to encourage people to simplify the life and spare the time to go deep into the real life. At the same time, he let them enjoy it. He told people not to be confused with complicated life by his own experiences. In the direction of Thoreau, they would not lose a flash of hope or lose their way in life. They should be a rudder of the life thus start on a new journey. He thought that if people were able to set the simple life by universe regulation, it would not arouse many anxieties which disturbed the inner peace of the heart. The so-called tomorrow would not approach in spite of the ending of the time. We regarded a flash of light as darkness. As we were sober, the first light of morning was going to break.
He calls on people live a simple life that is in order to make people experience something new instead of saving money. Maybe this is the value of a person. There’s not any pretence, only be surrounded with solitude and quietness.
At the shore of Walden, the author exactly chased for depth, rather, it was pursuing the depth. In a lonely state of mind, he thought about the life and explored the real meaning. Solitude inspired his profound thought. “Do not give me love, money or reputation, please give me the truth.” This was what he was calling in his heart.
Though we can’t live a life in woods around the mountain and Walden has disappeared forever, it’s impossible to hinder us have a Walden of our own. Our heart need being clarified as Thoreau has said that let your spirit set out to explore.