A High Uintas Bookshelf
In this column well list 2-4 interesting articles, books or the like that have caught our attention. They arent necessarily recent or recently read-- sort of a random compilation. Within a year, hopefully, well have an established and detailed reading list. It wont be complete without your additions. Please send suggestions and a descriptive sentence or two.
Wilderness Essays. John Muir. Peregrine Smith. l980.
Listen to Muir: :To lovers of the wild, these mountains are not a hundred miles away. Their spiritual power and the goodness of the sky make them near, as a circle of friends. ... Plain, sky, and mountains ray beauty which you feel. You bathe in these spirit-beams, turning round and round, as if warming at a camp-fire. Presently you lose consciousness of your own separate existence: you blend with the landscape, and become part and parcel of nature."
The impact these two writers have had on all who cherish wilderness is immeasurable and worth our deep gratitude. Visit them again. You wonít be disappointed.
Beyond the Blue Horizon: Myths and Legends of the Sun, Moon, Stars, and Planets. E. C. Krupp. Oxford University Press. l991.
"By watching the sky, keeping careful track of its rhythms and patterns, we understood relationship, scientifically and poetically. That understanding helped us feel at home in the universe. We still can't do without it."
This book by the Director of the Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles is a joy to read.