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My First Summer in the Sierra by John Muir
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Jan 16, 2011

it was amazing
bookshelves: 2011, natural-spiritualism, poetry, influential, history, ebook
Read in January, 2011

John Muir was such a eloquent writer of his time, and beautifully wrote to emphasize Nature as being totally alive, and not to mention suggesting a powerful spiritual experience that can change anyone's life as it did his. Never in my life have I encountered such prose that spoke to me through spirit as if by the hand of God. And the best part is I know exactly how to feel, because I used to live near Yosemite, so I can understand what he means when he said that Yosemite is a holy temple. If people cannot reach that same conclusion, then perhaps they should at least spend some time in a place that is holy to them and try to write or paint; spirit may speak in the places we deem with fervent respect...

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