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About learningtolivedeliberately

I'm Victoria, eighteen years old from a small town in NH. I study English Literature and Writing at a small liberal arts college in Boston, MA. I find inspiration from authors like Henry David Thoreau, George Orwell and Charles Bukowski. I'm fascinated by nature and exploring the world around me. I strive to understand the inherent wanderlust seen not only in myself, but in many others around the world. This blog is to share what I have learned, and to record my journey into the wild.

On the Nurturing Ways of Nature…

Nature, in all of its forms, has a way of nurturing life and the living; nature is able to create, give, and sustain life. Nature benefits the human body, the human mind, and the human soul. This morning I awoke … Continue reading

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On Human Nature and the Boston Bombings

I am a Bostonian. I am an undergraduate student. I am a human being questioning what distinguishes good from evil. I believe in the compassion found in the human soul, the understanding found in the human heart, and the thoughtfulness … Continue reading

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The Arrival of Spring

“When spring came, even the false spring, there were no problems except where to be happiest. The only thing that could spoil a day was people and if you could keep from making engagements, each day had no limits. People … Continue reading

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Nature in the City

There are moments that I walk around the city and feel completely overwhelmed by the enormous skyscrapers, and the hurrying crowds of people. One is easily consumed by the fast-pace here, and can seemingly lose track of self and time. … Continue reading

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On Change…

The bitterness of winter is communicated in the frost upon the ground, the barren trees, and in the silence that whispers in the nippy air. Where daffodils once bloomed in the vibrant spring and summer, a hint of white marks … Continue reading

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On Pleasure…

“There is pleasure in the pathless woods; There is rapture on a lonely shore; There is society, where none intrudes; By deep sea, and music in its roar; I love not man the less, but nature more.” -Lord Byron

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A Reflection…

I took this picture with my Nikon on self timer while I sat on the side of Walden Pond. When I returned home from my trip and looked at this picture, it reminded me of how peaceful I felt. I … Continue reading

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