Yosemite Valley, California: © 1998 Shirley Galloway
"In the woods, is perpetual youth...
Standing on the bare ground,
my head bathed by the blithe air, and uplifted
into infinite space,-- all mean egotism vanishes.
I become a transparent eye-ball.
I am nothing. I see all.
... I am part and particle of God."
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson, "Nature" 1836