Henry David Thoreau wrote: “I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.” The words of this important American philosopher resonant with many UUs as well as myself. What does Thoreau teach us about living with intention and the ideals expressed in Transcendentalism, and what have my immersive solo adventures taught me about the importance of solitude?
Katina hiked the Appalachian Trail in 2016-2017 and has through-paddled the 740-mile long Northern Forest Canoe Trail twice, completing her most recent solo trip in 2021. She is also the author of the Northern Forest Canoe Trail Through-Paddler’s Companion, a guidebook for paddling the water trail in its full west to east direction. Katina is a member of the Sunday Service Team at the Green Bay Area Unitarian Universalist Fellowship and is currently working toward a Masters degree in Liberal Studies at St. Norbert College.
Children’s RE Focus: It takes persistence to live with intention. We will focus on the persistence Unitarian Henry David Thoreau must have had when he undertook his famous canoe trip through Maine?