I actually got to stop by Walden Pond twice. The first time, we were up above the pond, glimpsing it through the trees. I didn't realize how large it was.
The following morning, I went down to the Pond at 6 a.m. - it was lovely and quiet.
But I was not the first there -there were people already swimming and fishing.
And, yes, I did stick my toes in Walden Pond.
Pax et bonum