A Voice in the Mountains

Why John Muir’s voice must still be heard:

“[Supernatural stories] have never interested me since boyhood, seeming comparatively useless and infinitely less wonderful than Nature’s open, harmonious, songful, sunny, everyday beauty.”

“[This story] seems supernatural, but only because it is not understood.  Anyhow, it seems silly to make so much of it, while the natural and common is more truly marvelous and mysterious than the so-called supernatural.  Indeed most of the miracles we hear of are infinitely less wonderful than the commonest of natural phenomena, when fairly seen.”

John Muir, My First Summer in the Sierra, 1911

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