Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Celebrating

"When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched
to everything else in the Universe."
- John Muir, My First Summer in the Sierra

2 comments:

karie said...

Is it Teddy Roosevelt with him here? Another wise and forward thinking man.

ThirdMate said...

That's the Rough Rider hisself.
I could never get how he and Muir were pals. Roosevelt thought of nature as a resource to be exploited -- protected sure, but only so it could be continually exploited. He thought it was all renewable. Muir, on the other hand, thought we should leave nature alone, only periodically check in and marvel at it.
Of course, now we have shit like this that our gubmit natural resources enforcers come up with.

My point is: America, still beautiful. In spite of ourselves. Enjoy tomorrow's LiveSummerFourthOverheatedEarthFest.