Friends, we are kicking off a new series here, where we’ll be featuring local authors, both past and present. It’s always key to support your local writing community, and we’ll help you out with our #ReadLocal posts!
Let’s start with a classic - local boy Henry David Thoreau. In 1849, 1850, and 1855, Thoreau made trips to the Outer Cape, and compiled his accounts in his book CAPE COD, published posthumously in 1865. Essentially, he walks the National Seashore - from north of the Orleans inlet all the walk to Provincetown - and writes about life, nature, shipwrecks, fish, and lighthouses, in his wry, philosophic way. In a memorable, imagery-filled passage, he spends some time at Highland Light in Truro, writing “I thought, as I lay there, half awake and half asleep, looking upward through the window at the lights above my head, how many sleepless eyes from far out on the Ocean stream—mariners of all nations spinning their yarns through the various watches of the night—were directed toward my couch.”
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