John Muir


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Circa Date

circa 1887



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July 27 Another great [glorious mountain] day long enough & full enough for a lifetime. Have been to Lake Tenaya & am rich forever. The [quick living] rocks [and] the air [and] every thing [object] whether speaking with audible voice [sounds] or silent was enchanting [one so well that ordinary aims & enjoyments were [are] well nigh abolished. All the landmarks of common lowland life are lost sight of & in sober earnestness we feel that our this]


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Sierra [enchantment] seems infinitely more joyful & wonderful [more real & complete [than anything] than ever was [surpassing everything] imagined in tales of fairy-land. Banishing [no more] weariness & all [no more] sense of fleeting time. No longing for anything now [here] or hereafter calling us home [when one is in the hand of] into the mountain’s heart. [At night one seems to die so] How deep is sleep after [joyful mountain action] [perfect enjoyment but after this sleep] how complete is ones waking [in a moment]

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