John Muir


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47 Their individualisms more clearly defined than ever. Unified yet separate. There perhaps are souls that never weary that go always unhalting & glad, tuneful & songful as mountain water. Not so hungry weary me! In all Gods mountain mansions I find no human sympathy & I hunger. Ten days ago I came down from the ice to get a supply of the two breads, but Alack! I found only one, [1871] 48 Lake Hoff [Hoffmann] Outlet full of song] banks in fine [colors] mosses rosetted with mimulus. Carex etc. Robins, Jays, chip[munk] [ ]balance on a spray. Nuthatch black eye in whitehead black bar [alon ] top head. Fire a sunrise [same] shire lined with leaves x around body into curve fine as [ ] Lake. Like unmined gold x A cup of mountain water Higher than civilized libs[limbs] can reach. [Strange that Nature should be possessed] of anything unfit for the uses of human civilizations. Soul [more] warped than [Chinese ] foot. Shiny with quartz hornblende mica & garnets & lime, [sparkles] like fishes leaping. In dark fathomless to very edge rock lighted stars [wavy]

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