This is creation. All
that is going on today, only men are blind to see it...They can not
pause long enough to go out into the wilderness where God has provided
every sparrow enough to eat and to spare, and contemplate for even an
hour the wonderful world that they live in.
You say that what I
write may bring this beauty to the hearts of those that do not get out
to see it...The good Lord put those things here as a free gift that he
who chooses may take with joy - and he who will not walk out of the
smoke of the cities to see them has no right to them."
"Three Days with John Muir," The World's Work (1909)