Saturday, January 26, 2013
The other day in class we decided to discuss Thoreau and Muir. I personally liked the reading section for Muir better. It said how he took artist to the mountains so that they could see beautiful things to draw. Muir loved that he could see the excitement and the beauty of nature on his companion's faces. Yet, as they continued, he felt as though they became bored. After awhile he separated from the group to do his own mountaineering. My favorite part was when he was alone of the first day and stated that this part of nature was never touched and that is why the birds could flock curiously about him, because they had not experienced the wrath and destruction of man. That evening he also stated how beautiful the sky was and how great it was to see physical manifestations of God.