While I have no idea what such a philosophy involves, it sounds like one I might manage to grasp, and I like its cool and composed nature.  Surely, it must have something zen about it?  And having already cooked up a philosopher dog for one of my stories, I now wonder if I shouldn’t give him a companion philosophrog.

‘Are not the wood frogs the philosophers who walk (?) in these groves?  Methinks I imbibe a cool, composed, frog-like philosophy when I behold them.’  2 Nov 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. 474

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