Friday, June 15, 2012

John Muir Says it Best: Summer Brings Freedom & Peace


The beginning of summer is an exciting time. When we breathe the fresh energy of sunshine and freedom into our families and let loose a little. Good for the kids; good for us. Essential.

So, today, I’ll keep it short and sweet. And send us off to our Here-Comes-Summer! celebrations with a QUOTE from John Muir from his wanderings through the Sierras the Summer of 1911. His passion is clear:

“Walk away quietly in any direction and taste the freedom of the mountaineer. Camp out among the grasses and gentians of glacial meadows, in craggy garden nooks full of nature's darlings.”

“Climb the mountains and get their good tidings, Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves.”

n  My First Summer in the Sierra , 1911, page 110.

And on that lovely note, I bid you Happy Weekend.

Namaste & Three Cheers -- OM


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