To rest & roll about for a week in the [wintery] freshness. Smell the [rosing] forests & feel the Kern [Chaste] [ ] [ ] on my cheek. Into the woods where the world has no entrance. Sq) refreshing. Winter blues the [far] out of our heads Nature is not a mirror for the moods of the mind. Luxurious relaxation of the toasting & jokes while the [specifical] guide [ ] plus the [ ] & the [fragrant] pine [ ] [fur] sheds a perfect [sunglare] on the quaint furniture & hippy [furs] then in the well known [ ] a [few] [shining] mask for the light 79
big [hunted] & [ ] & what a shadow he casts on the logs against guns & buck horn brackets. No wonder in primitive [times] fireside gods & not [fur] out even in science. [Stored] sunshine [pearing] from the [fine] fountain. & health & right godful sense from the wind & [ ] & [ ] mountain beauty Every marvelous [ ] [with] damaged instinct the high [founts] of nature when he chases into the [under] forest west of the Mtns [mountains] if accustomed to philosophize at all if not too far gone in civilization will ask [whence] comes what is the secret of the mysterious [ ] felt here. The strange calm the down from [care] the annihilation of [bairds] that 78
Original journal dimensions: 9.5 x 16 cm.
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