Wednesday, October 29, 2008

a thought

Every man is the builder of a temple called his body...
We are all sculptors and painters,
and our material is our own flesh and blood and bones.
Any nobleness begins at once to refine a man's feature,
any meaness or sensuality to imbrute them.
Henry David Thoreau

9 comments:

Becky said...

hmmm....what prompted this one today? this is what i think of when i see tatooed covered bodies, or people with piercings all over. i'm grateful for my temple.

ps: today's the day i'm having my temple surgerized.

LL said...

great thought!

Jenny said...

I'm feeling that my body is reaching that age when much renovation and upkeep is required... I'm looking into my equity and working on improving the physical nobility...

Schenewarks said...

I feel the same about your thought and comment. Do I have equity an what can I do better. Love you - Amy Jo

ChefTom said...

I think my Temple is on the verge on being condemned, but renovations may keep it away from the wrecking ball or implosion.

Thanks for the thought of the day.

Becky said...

tom makes me laugh...

Jane said...

I have been trying to renovate here too.
Great thought you shared!

Smilin' sunshine said...

I am always trying to renovate! I am not great at it, I like junk too much!

The Mormon Monk said...

Jen-Jen:

I'm in the midst of a 30 page paper on this subject and its relation to other great Americans: Ben Franklin, John Winthrop, etc. I'd post it in your comments section...but I think it might be a little too long. Good quote, though!