Marion Foster Washburne
complete as two beings who have wilted under nearly a half-century of civilization can be expected to survive. We are humiliated to confess that we are still tied tight by one leg at least to the customary feeding-places. We want mail once in a while, & a store for supplies. If we are permitted to do so in a National park we should be glad to make a little garden, keep a few chickens & a cow - & thus become a trifle more independent. Can we do this?But barring these necessities we want this year to be as simple & silent & premieval as we can man-age to get. We don't want people, for a while, even the [kindest?], but the different, deep wisdom of trees & hills.When you write of the Sequoias at worship at sunset, I read with dim eyes & a heart full of an aching homesickness.x x x xIf I were coming north just now I would surely avail myself of your considerate invitation to talk with you personally. I know we should be friends at once. - for my spirit answers to that which yours speaks in your books _ I'm going to take only a dozen or so with us into the wilderness, but at least two of yours05530
1913 Sep 7
Original letter dimensions: 20.5 x 12.5 cm.
Reel 21, Image 0730
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