Aafka inspired, a spontaneous film showing of this classic Robin Williams. The out of the box, carpe Deium teacher who awakened the soul. He looks so young. That same ironic smile the same. The quote from Thoreau, I’d first heard on Walden Pond (where I am continually reminded he took his washing home to be done).
‘Most men lead lives of quiet desperation and go to the grave with the song still in them’
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
I guess Neil never confronted his father, but lied that he had to Keating. Keating who did nothing more than knock at the soul of the boys to wake them up from their conventional straight jacket of life. He was the scape goat who’s freedom could not be tolerated. A man ahead of his time.