We have been up in the Sierra Mountains with no phone service, so it has been a bit harder to stay in touch. I have walked among trees that are thousands of years old (more about that later). I have a pocket book of John Muir which I carry around in my hip pocket. Everyone should read John Muir once in his or her life, to my way of thinking.
Here is something from Muir I read a day or two ago: “So much need is there for a change of scene, new points of view. How many notice so glorious a phenomenon as the rising of the sun over a familiar landscape? All that is necessary to make any landscape visible and therefore impressive is to regard it from a new point of view, or from the old one with our heads upside down.” I agree. I wrote a book about looking at things upside down.
My cowboy coffee pot is getting quite a glaze on it from the fireplace. So far the coffee I am making is mediocre, but the point of view is inverting my mind. I haven’t stood on my head yet, but I might. So often I think we need change things up, to see with our ears, to hear with our eyes. My eyes are listening.
Tomorrow we leave this area and are checking out a roaster and coffee place in Groveland. I’ll tell you if it is any good.