Saturday, September 5, 2009


"We are all, in some sense, mountaineers, and going to the mountains is going home."
(John Muir)

The above photo was taken last year on October 1 when I was in Yosemite Valley, listening to the Merced River and walking where John Muir could well have walked, certainly seeing something of what he saw. Until that day in Yosemite, I always thought of the Pacific Ocean in Northern California as where I wanted to go home.

"We are all, in some sense, rivers, and going to the ocean is going home."
(I wrote that)

Listen to Bob sing about mountains and rivers and a love he threw away.

Listen to a song about going home.


gleaner said...

Wow, Am, I'd not heard this one and absolutely love it...oh, so poignant, the 'throwing it all away"...

Dale said...


mum said...

Beautiful. I also love all the Johnny Cash/Dylan collaborations (a lot of them on youtube, if you're interested.)

Rivers to the ocean. Another take on roots and trees, in a way.

Wishing you a great weekend.

Anonymous said...

home today with rain, feels right.thanks for this post.kjm

Loren said...

You can never walk too much in the mountains, in my opinion, though I haven't walked there nearly enough in the last few years.