Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Celebrating John Muir

“Between every two pine trees there is a door leading to a new way of life.” 

This marginal note written by John Muir in his personal copy of Prose Works (vol. 1) by Ralph Waldo Emerson provides a glimpse into Muir's enchantment with the natural world. Doesn't it make you want to look for two pine trees just so you can see what's there?

Today I am especially thankful for the life of John Muir, who was born April 21, 1838. Thanks to his writings, he shared an infectious passion for nature that would bless generations. That's him on the right, next to Teddy Roosevelt.

Theodore Roosevelt and John Muir in Yosemite in 1903

"Between every two pine trees" notation

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