John Muir


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70 Sunset purple thick & rich a [ bapt ] for a thousand mtns. Calm hushed they stand to receive the [glorious] blessing to receive their bread. Peaks & spine domes & crests as near & far waited in this light wh[which] was bestowed with infinite tenderness. God tends his mtns & feeds them with light feeds them like a flock. Strange we regard them as dead. They grow daily to higher beauty. The very last glacier will die and winds will be warmer & [plants] will go higher. Two straight bands of purple & gold clouds

71 infinitely fringed with light [paint] islands fit fields for souls are clouds, now visible now hidden. [P flex] storm bent yet calm tonight. Will gather all my gear into a garret Meadows & lakes & [crooked, eroded] canon & will stroll in all the [O ] view Meadows like mat on marble floor.

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Original journal dimensions: 7 x 15 cm.

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