Tuesday, July 20, 2010

John Muir

As I reminisce on a wonderful little backpacking trip into the Sierras, I'm reminded of John Muir and his incredible passion for nature, and thought I'd share one of his quotes. So many of his words appeal to me.

"One is constantly reminded of the infinite lavishness and fertility of Nature -- inexhaustible abundance amid what seems enormous waste. And yet when we look into any of her operations that lie within reach of our minds, we learn that no particle of her material is wasted or worn out. It is eternally flowing from use to use, beauty to yet higher beauty; and we soon cease to lament waste and death, and rather rejoice and exult in the imperishable, unspendable wealth of the universe, and faithfully watch and wait the reappearance of everything that melts and fades and dies about us, feeling sure that its next appearance will be better and more beautiful than the last." - John Muir


Snowcatcher said...

His name is big here in Colorado, too. He produced some of my favorite quotes. Wonderful quote, and your picture makes me want to flee my desk and head for the hills!

mairedodd said...

that was just beautiful - i love john muir too - thank you for sharing that... i look forward to visiting the beauty of california one day, but for now, i relish in the beauty of the east coast... beauty is everywhere... thank you for this beautiful reminder...


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