The semester is coming to a close and what’s so funny is that I saw myself doing exactly what I’m doing right now; trying to tie up all my lose ends with perfect knots. It’s been great taking a good look at Walt Whitmans’ life, accomplishments, dwellings and businesses. I never thought that I would be looking into someones life in such detail, yet I feel like we barely touched the surface. Walt Whitmans life was full of many experiences that I may never have to experience myself. But he had no regrets. He lived his life as he saw fit, shouting, mourning, smiling, talking, helping and experienceing to the fullest.
“I know I am august,
I do not trouble my spirt to vindicate itself or be understood,
I see that the elementary laws never apologize,
I reckon I behave no prouder than the level I plant my house by
I exist as I am, that is enough,
If no other in the world be aware I sit content,
and if each and all be aware I sit content.
Thank-you Professor Gold for opening up the world of Walt Whitman to us. It was different, and made you think about life not just from my own perspective but from that of another. Research is hard work and dedication, I did not know how much it took to accomplish a task such as this. Until now, I thought a few books could tell you quite a bit. The books do tell, but researching further put the pieces together much more efficiently. I think I see Walt Whitman everywhere now, especially in Brooklyn. Thanks again Professor, the class was well worth the effort and beneifical to students moving on to higher degrees. And Thank-you to Clair Fontaine for all her technical support and advice on blogging, it was very helpful. I look forward to blogs in the future. Keep your eyes open!!!!!!!!!!!!