Naturalist John Muir would be 182 today!
Born on April 21, 1838, Muir sauntered his way from Scotland to Wisconsin before walking a thousand miles to the Gulf of Mexico and on to his beloved “temples” in the Mountains of California and beyond.
Muir’s legacy of exploration and pure joy in the natural world still inspires us today. Secular or spiritual, we can find great wisdom and delightful storytelling from the mind and mouth of this man who wrote:
“Presently you lose consciousness of your own separate existence, you blend with the landscape and become part and parcel of nature.” (A Thousand-Mile Walk)
And so he has!
Thank you, Johnnie and a happy (very old) birthday!