John Muir


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5 Sings richest songs. Flowers come & bees & squirrels. Life & warm blooded joy of summer vibrates responsively to the cold white paler life of winter. All its allowance of snow crystals cakes, melted, & away it droops & withers to a [ ] of whispers & tinkles scarce flaming in the sun dried stones. Trees in camp bright & grasses & weeds impressive beyond thought. So palpably Godful

6 in form & in wind motion, wind in the breath. The blood of God. The pines spiring around me higher higher to the star flowered sky are plainly full of God, God in them, they in God & these brown weeds & grasses, that we say are dying in autumn frosts are in a gushing glowing current of life, they too are Godful & immortal. Oh the infinite abundance & universality of Beauty. Beauty is God, what shall we say of God that we may not say of Beauty

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Original journal dimensions: 7 x 15 cm.

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