Thursday, February 4, 2016

Spirituality: “Our crude civilization” by John Muir

Our crude civilization engenders a multitude of wants, and law-givers are every at their wits’ end devising. That hall and the theater and the church have been invented, and compulsory education. Why not add compulsory recreation? Our forefathers forged chains of duty and habit, which bind us notwithstanding our boasted freedom, and we ourselves in desperation add link to link, groaning and making medicinal laws for relief. Yet few think of pure rest or of the healing power of nature.