Shoemaker

Nature says thou shalt keep

the air, skate, swim, walk, ride, run.

When you have worn out your shoes,

the strength of the sole leather

has passed into the fibre of your body.

I measure your health by the number of shoes

and hats and clothes you have worn out.

He is the richest man who pays

the largest debt to his shoemaker.

~Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1851

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