by Donald Culross Peattie

I have often started off on a walk
in the state called mad-mad
in the sense of sore-headed,
or mad with tedium or confusion;

I have set forth dull, null, and even thoroughly discouraged.

But I never came back in such a frame of mind,
and I never met a human being whose humor was not the better for a walk.






Donald Culross Peattie was born on this day in Chicago in 1898.
Peattie was regarded as the most-read nature writer in America during his time.

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