This morning I thought, gosh, I'm overdue for a blog post. But there isn't anything I really want to write about this morning. So I thought I'd flip through Thoreau because we could all use a little more Thoreau, and lo and behold, he speaks to the blogger's dilemma!
Do nothing merely out of good resolutions. Discipline yourself only to yield to love; suffer yourself to be attracted. It is in vain to write on chosen themes. We must wait till they have kindled a flame in our minds. There must be the copulating and generating force of love behind every effort destined to be successful. The cold resolve gives birth to, begets, nothing. The theme seeks me, not I it.
January 30th, 1852
So there you have it. I'm off the hook, and I got to type the word copulating. Rrreoww.