“Nature always wears the colors of the spirit.” Ralph Waldo Emerson Gems
Born in May of 1803 in Boston, Massachusetts, Ralph Waldo Emerson would become one of the major leaders in the transcendentalist movement that was seen in the mid-19th century. He is now seen as a champion of individualism. He published dozens of essays and has over 1,500 public lectures in the US to counter the pressures of an un-quiet society. Some of his better-known essays include “The Over-Soul”, “The Poet”, “Experience” and “Nature”. Emerson wrote on several different topics including freedom, how mankind can realize almost anything, and the relationship between your soul and the world.
Emerson died in April of 1882 at the age of 78. Today, he is remembered with the Emerson Unitarian Universalist Association Professorship at Harvard, as well as having Emerson Hall, named for him, also on the Harvard campus.