“Rugged and Enduring”

The tundra is a landscape that is both rugged and enduring.  Its appearance would have one believe that it is at the mercy of the weather – a harsh environment lacking beauty and color.  In reality, though,  it is a world filled with life that has adapted to its environment.  Its mountains may not display trees but they are magnificent in shape and design.  Survival depends on all of its living components living in balance with each other.  Can we also accept the global challenge to live in balance with our neighbors?  If so, it would reflect a beautiful peace.

I share with you quotes by John Muir – author, naturalist  and advocate of preservation of the wilderness in the United States.

“Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop away from you like the leaves of Autumn.”

“The sun shines not on us but in us.”

“This 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.”

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