This is going to be the longest month ever. I have been waiting for September 1st, 2011 all my life. There’s nothing for me here. Everything is dull and void of opportunity. I must admit- I have a few great friends here that I will always keep in touch with. But I am ready to move on. Camp Davis was just a taste of what awaits me not only during my time at college in Ann Arbor, but for the rest of my life.
I am ready, as Thoreau says, to “suck the marrow of life” and to live “free and uncommitted”! The anticipation is killing me, but for now I must relax and make the most of my the few days I have left of what I would consider my childhood.
“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. I did not wish to live what was not life, living is so dear; nor did I wish to practise resignation, unless it was quite necessary. I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life, to live so sturdily and Spartan-like as to put to rout all that was not life, to cut a broad swath and shave close, to drive life into a corner, and reduce it to its lowest terms, and, if it proved to be mean, why then to get the whole and genuine meanness of it, and publish its meanness to the world; or if it were sublime, to know it by experience, and be able to give a true account of it in my next excursion.”—Thoreau