Daily Quote

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The mountains called John Muir like a siren. The call transformed him into an “archetype of our oneness with the earth”, [1] and infused him win the mission of “saving the American soul from total surrender to materialism”, [2].  On his journey, he metamorphosed into “John of the Mountains” and “Father of the National Parks”.

I first met John Muir when I was a young child visiting the Indiana Dunes State Park. On the original gatehouse is another quote by John Muir.

Indiana Dunes State Park original Gate House

John Muir quote - Indiana Dunes State Park original gate house

Writing calls to me in a way I cannot deny. My writing is calling and I must go.

What calls to you?

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Keep on writing.

Jo Hawk The Writer

[1] Anderson, William (1998). Green Man: The Archetype of
Our Oneness with the Earth.
[2] Worster, Donald (2008). Passion for Nature.

13 thoughts on “Daily Quote

  1. I loved this post! Great photo and piece! When my Muse calls, I show up and take notes! Ha! For me, words and phrases and photos call to me! They whisper about their story and what they want to tell the world. See my “Three Line Tales – 104 – Abandoned”! See if that photo speaks to you??? Thanks so much for sharing this – Bravo, My Dear!
    xoxoxo

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