"The sun shines not on us but in us. The rivers flow not past, but through us. Thrilling, tingling, vibrating every fiber and cell of the substance of our bodies, making them glide and sing.
I wholeheartedly agree with this deeply spiritual Scotsman whose environmental conservation advocacy helped save some of the most beautiful parts of America's wilderness from loggers’ axes and the livestock industry. The Sequoia National Park and Yosemite National Park are the gifts, the crown jewels, we can all enjoy today as a result of his 'labor of love'.
In the spirit of Thanksgiving, I decided to dedicate this post to 'John of the Mountains' who, in his own words, "cared to live only to entice people to look at Nature’s loveliness."