Shone as with a thou [thousand] shattered mirrors The lake was [calm] in waiting & received its baptism [to] live a higher & higher life in that mysterious beauty wh [which] is God The sky so [late] cloud swept & black without a [ray] black with [that] kind of blurred opaque edgeless blackness wh [which] seems to betoken decay
was a fathomless crystal without a seam or [nucleus] save the very sun & it all belonged to the earth, pure as it was it was all unheavenly but had more of heaven purity & heaven love & heaven immortality than preacher ever told for the naked [God] Sun rose out of
Original journal dimensions: 7 x 11 cm.
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John Muir, journals, drawings, writings, travel, journaling, naturalist