Walden Pond, Massachusetts
I omit the unusual - the hurricanes and earthquakes - and describe the common.
This has the greatest charm and is the true theme of the poetry.
You may have the extraordinary for your province,
if you will let me have the ordinary.
the smallest share of all things but poetic perception.
...but the eyes to see the things which you possess.
HENRY D. THOREAU, Journals, August 28, 1851