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Needing Beauty

Everyone needs beauty as well as bread, places to play and pray, where nature heals and gives strength to body and soul alike.

– John Muir

The heron, too, needs beauty. Of course, the great blue heron IS beauty.

The heron, too, needs beauty. Of course, the great blue heron IS beauty.

Are We Going Out or Going In?

My friends, Kathleen Bryant, RSC, and Patricia Lenihan, RSC in Muir Woods

My friends, Kathleen Bryant, RSC, and Patricia Lenihan, RSC in Muir Woods

It was not like taking the veil, no solemn abjuration of the world, I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay till sundown for going out I found that I was really going in.

– John Muir

Weekly Photo Challenge: Fresh

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 ownfreshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves.

– John Muir

Dawn at Arches National Monument stirs the soul with freshness

Dawn at Arches National Monument stirs the soul with freshness

Weekly Photo Challenge: Beyond

The beauty of the Sierras that  John Muir loved . . . at Lake Tahoe.

The beauty of the Sierras that John Muir loved . . . at Lake Tahoe.

Everyone needs beauty as well as bread, places to play and pray, where nature heals and gives strength to body and soul alike.
– John Muir

A Thought on the Necessity of Beauty from John Muir

Jesus told us that we cannot live on bread alone. John Muir may not have been thinking about Jesus’ words when he wrote the following, but he certainly had the wisdom of the Spirit of Creation when he wrote:

Everyone needs beauty as well as bread, places to play and pray, where nature heals and gives strength to body and soul alike.
-John Muir

Looking up at the redwoods in Muir Woods