Time for a new beginning – The Bethlehem Gadfly

The Bethlehem Gadfly is closed.
Though the real estate is paid for and will remain open
for the rest of the year

“It is remarkable how easily and insensibly we fall into a particular route, and make a beaten track for ourselves,” says Thoreau leaving the exquisitely beautiful Walden Pond. Even that wonderful experience had lost some of its excitement.

I leave The Gadfly 3200 posts strong and with more followers that I could have ever expected or imagined.

I leave like Frost’s woodchopper who simply packed up and left his wood-pile — “his handiwork on which he spent himself” — “a cord of maple, cut and split / And piled—and measured, four by four by eight” — because he was “someone who lived in turning to fresh tasks.”

Gadfly is a man who lives in turning to fresh tasks.

“I begin, therefore I am” has always been his motto.

Time for a new beginning.

Wednesday, May 19, 2021, high noon, age 81.

Author: editor

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