John Muir


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All things terrestrial are also in their essence Celestial just as water when broken into foam or crystaled in snow is still water Light is dashed upon the Earth & changed in appearance just as water is dashed on a boulder & changed to white foam All human love is in like manner Divine Love Altogether the wind wh [which] these sudden onsets produce is of itself [sufficient] strong to blow a man off the ledge if caught of [off] his guard as if he were made of straw I [built a big] I ran home highly exhilarated lightly water logged As I was changed clothes went to bed obtained a few hours sleep before sunrise & rose to my regular labor like a good citizen of steady habits refreshed & [saved] as if my dangers & [enjoyments] back of the fall were but a dream [sketch]

1 Ouzel 52 2 Clouds 88 45 1,2 Ill [Illilouette] Fall 5 Talus 8 Winter flora 8 Yo [Yosemite] Fall divide 60, 10 Shadows 60 55 14, 10 Clvg [Cleavage] study 94 21 16, 14, 11 Alps in winter 12 Yo [Yosemite] in winter 13 [Stru] Morning 40, 27, 23 Boulders avas [avalanches] 25 Water (Yo) [Yosemite] sounds 52 41, 26 Ice cone at foot fall 30, 27 Night 38 Wind 71 60 42 Iris Fall 83 43 Rain 48, 47 Yo [Yosemite] Fall 84 56, 49, 54 Live oak 51 53 Color wall [39] Lunar bows 79

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Original journal dimensions: 10 x 16.5 cm.

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