For the past three Easters, we have gone to my wife's aunt's house. The house is a huge, brick, colonial house with a three car garage and horse stables in the back. They are nice people and deserve what they have, but I always think that it is funny that this house and several more just like it, are located on WALDEN LANE.
I have no doubt that the street name was chosen to fill your head with ideas of the simple and minimalistic life described in the writings of Henry David Thoreau. Maybe the upperclass lifestyle of today is the NEW just-what-you-need-to-survive lifestyle of Thoreau's day. I don't know, I just can't ever drive onto that street without these ideas running through my head. Would Thoreau puke or what?