79 [per] shadow. All the finer [neutral] tints, clear intensely pure as in fall [day], yet in this spirit rayless beamless light. Gray on slopes of chaparall white between Glacier, polish of rounded [trees] where great pressing lighter than any mirror like windows from [hous ] filled with light from throne of [god] eyes to very top purest vision in [ ] [ ] ever beheld 80 As if lake mtn, trees had souls formed one soul, & died gone before the throne of God to the great [first] soul, & by direct creation act of God had all its terrestrial [p…] deepened refined its brightness brightened spiritually spiritualized. Its countenance gestures [most] wholly & directly Godful Not a cloud [moving] on sky not a ripple memory on lake as if so completes in immortality that the very [base] [pulses] as if only the spiritual part of landscape life left were no longer needed Sprang to feet, Heaven & earth.
Original journal dimensions: 13.5 x 12.5 cm.
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John Muir, journals, drawings, writings, travel, journaling, naturalist