Henry Thoreau and Georges Seurat on capturing moments, realizing life.

“I am alarmed when it happens that I have walked a mile into the woods bodily, without getting there in spirit. In my afternoon walk I would… forget all my morning occupations and my obligations to society. But it sometimes happens that I cannot easily shake off the village. The thought of some work will run in my head and I am not where my body is — I am out of my senses… what business have I in the woods, if I am thinking of something outside of the woods.”

Henry David Thoreau

Evening, Honfleur 1886
Evening, Grand Camp
The Stone Breakers, Le Raincy

You shall at once, recognize the dots for what they are, and survey, [wholly better] the landscape they make up — it’s the grand beauty of it all.

Study for ‘The Channel at Gravelines, Evening’

Pointillism at its best.