“….as the round earth rolls”

August 31, 2012

“The grand show is eternal. It is always sunrise somewhere; the dew is never dried all at once; a shower is forever falling; vapor is ever rising. Eternal sunrise, eternal dawn and gloaming, on sea and continents and islands, each in its turn, as the round earth rolls.”

~ John Muir

John Muir has a way of moving my heart and soul. His words resound with all the magnificence of nature and wonder.

Nature graces us with an unparalleled show each and every moment. If we can remember to look around and see it! If we can look up from our computers, ipads and phones. Hey, I am as guilty as the next person, but I do work on being mindful of the glory and beauty of nature when I can.

How staggering it is that we live on a vibrant planet full of life! How astounding that it spins and whirls and we never loose our balance or float away! How mind boggling is the balance that must be kept to keep everything alive? How fragile and yet how strong is our planet?!

Go out and take a look. Look up. Look down. To the north, the south, the east, the west. Take a look and marvel at your home.  Behold Nature and all her beauty, as the round earth rolls.




John Muir

One Response to ““….as the round earth rolls””

  1. Truly awesome. I need to read more about him. Greg Brown has a song where he mentions John Muir, and it goes: “John Muir walked away into the mountain; in an old overcoat, a crust of bread in his pocket. We have no knowledge and so we have stuff, but stuff with no knowledge is never enough to get you there. It just won’t get you there.” It’s from the song “Two Little Feet” and your post has reminded me that the sense of awe at the big picture is always accessible. I try to remember that a lot as well. Thanks!

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