Friday, August 1, 2008
TJ for Short
THOMAS JEFFERSON(1743-1826): He was an amazing man. Visiting his house in Monticello, Virginia gave me chills. He is most remembered as author of the Decleration of Independence. He once said "No occupation is so delightful to me as the culture of the earth, and no culture comparable to that of the garden." His garden was a beautiful, each and every square inch of it. He had eggplant, to watermelons, to grapes and beyond. Every single stem was thriving in his rich soil and beautiful surrounding earth. His house was re-composed of most of his items and I felt thrilled to walk the floor that he created. His rotating book tray gave me inspiration alongside his polygraph where he would copy the books he wrote such as "Jeffersons Works." Seeing the ~6'3" bed he died in made me reflect on how he changed this world. He died on July 4th only hours before his friend, John Adams. Back in that time they transfered news via horseback so John thought his friend was still alive, when he died on July 4th as well. What an amazing day that was. Oh... the history.... I love it.