What a curious image, especially the breath hanging about the god’s forehead.

May you be spared the hard-featured god, even in repose.

‘A hard-featured god reposing, whose breath hangs about his forehead.’   29 Oct 1857

Source: Henry David Thoreau, The Journal 1837-1861, Damion Searls (ed.), preface by John R. Stilgoe (New York: New York Review Books, 2009), p. 473

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