[Annie Kennedy] Bidwell & General [John Bidwell]
2too they told me about Parry for the first time. And then how fine and fruitful that trip to Shasta with you! Happy days not to come again. Then more than a week with Parry around Lake tahoe in a boat, had him all to myself - precious memories. It seems easy to die when such souls go before, & Blessed it is to feel that they have indeed gone before to meet us in turn when our own day is done. The Scotch have a proverb "The eenin brings a' hame." & so however separated far or near the evening of life brings all together at the last. Lovely souls embalmed in a thousand flowers embalmed in the hearts of their friends, never for a moment does death seem to have had anything to do with them. They seem near, & are near, & as if in bodily sight I wave my hand to them in loving recognition.Ever yrs John Muir
1890 Apr 19
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