In smooth water I discover the motion of my boat by the motion of trees & houses on shore…

I learn evermore. In smooth water I discover the motion of my boat by the motion of trees & houses on shore, so the progress of my mind is proved by the perpetual change in the persons & things I daily behold.

Ralph Waldo Emerson
Journals and Miscellaneous Notebooks 5:302

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