— John Muir Scottish-born American naturalist and author 1838 - 1914
Zdroj: 1900s, Our National Parks (1901), chapter 1: The Wild Parks and Forest Reservations of the West <!-- Terry Gifford, EWDB, pages 465-466 -->
Kontext: Wander here a whole summer, if you can. Thousands of God's wild blessings will search you and soak you as if you were a sponge, and the big days will go by uncounted. If you are business-tangled, and so burdened by duty that only weeks can be got out of the heavy-laden year … give a month at least to this precious reserve. The time will not be taken from the sum of your life. Instead of shortening, it will indefinitely lengthen it and make you truly immortal. Nevermore will time seem short or long, and cares will never again fall heavily on you, but gently and kindly as gifts from heaven.