Monday, 21 of April of 2014

John Muir – Grand Show Is Eternal

From Wiki: John Muir (21 April 1838 – 24 December 1914) was a Scottish-born American naturalist, author, and early advocate of preservation of wilderness in the United States.

His letters, essays, and books telling of his adventures in nature, especially in the Sierra Nevada mountains of California, have been read by millions.

His activism helped to save the Yosemite ValleySequoia National Park and other wilderness areas.

The Sierra Club, which he founded, is now one of the most important conservation organizations in the United States.
 
One of the most well-known hiking trails in the U.S., the 211-mile (340 km) John Muir Trail, was named in his honor. 
 
Other places named in his honor are Muir Woods National MonumentMuir BeachJohn Muir CollegeMount MuirCamp Muir and Muir Glacier.

 

This grand show is eternal.
It is always sunrise somewhere:
 
The dew is never all dried at once.
A shower is forever falling, vapor is ever rising.
 
Eternal sunrise, eternal sunset,
eternal dawn and gloaming
on sea and continents and islands,
each in its turn,
as the round earth rolls.
 
–John Muir
From: Life Prayers
 


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