Throw a Little Thoreau

January 20, 2015 § Leave a comment


The words of Henry David Thoreau turn up in some wildly inappropriate places, including the screen in place of a real wall marking off the bathrooms at the W Hotel in Boston.

This is from The Maine Woods, published in 1864, and while I do not know how many firs and spruces were felled in the manufacture of our accommodations, the screen, I believe, was made of jute.


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