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In nature, breaking away | Moment's Notice


Last updated 8/6/2018 at Noon

“Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not the fish they are after.” – Henry David Thoreau

In a recent episode of “Live from Here” on NPR, Chris Thile told a story about how he stops the “mass of perpetual humanity swirling around me,” and he shared a beautiful melody representing what it feels like to sit on a bench in Madison Square Park in New York City with his family.

On a sunny day, he said, he has to wait in line for that bench. During this century, in his city, in his experience, it is worth it. The city or the bench or the park ar...

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