As long as I live, I’ll hear waterfalls and birds and winds sing. I’ll interpret the rocks, learn the language of flood, storm, and the avalanche. I’ll acquaint myself with the glaciers and wild gardens, and get as near the heart of the world as I can.
– quote from Muir Journals, Son of the Wilderness: The Life of John Muir (1945). Photo by Mary O’Connor © 2013.