“i could think of no simpler or surer way… than to keep a faithful record of my solitary walks and the reveries that occupy them . . .
when i give free rein to my thoughts and let my ideas follow their natural course, unrestricted and unconfined . . .
these hours of solitude and meditation are the only ones in the day when i am completely myself and my own master, with nothing to distract or hinder me, the only ones when i can truly say that i am what nature meant me to be.“jean-jacques rousseau — reveries of the solitary walker