Today is a two-fer, since I wore a shirt in the morning and then changed in the afternoon.
Shirt 1 – this is one of my newest shirts. I like it because it’s soft and the colors are nice and the fit is nice. But on the other hand, this shirt doesn’t say anything about me not obvious by looking at me. It’s a Women’s ERG shirt. I’m pretty sure the fact I’m a woman isn’t a surprise. I like my tshirts to carry a little more conversational water.
Shirt 2 – is one of my favorites. I love the color and the soft fabric. I bought this shirt up near Longmire when I was prepping to go backpacking with my son. I try to not use quotes out of context, so with this John Muir quote I also started reading a book of his and discovered that John Muir is the prophet of my heart and his writings are profoundly meaningful to me. His autobiography makes it plain what he suffered to find his place in the world, but his writings are full of unbounded joy – switching in a sentence between scientific analysis to theological poetry.
“Nevertheless, these fleeting sky mountains are as substantial and significant as the more lasting upheavals of granite beneath them. Both alike are built up and die, and in God’s calendar difference of duration is nothing.” John Muir: Nature Writings (LOA #92): My First Summer in the Sierra
I was reading Muir up in the quiet and frozen New Hampshire woods, and trying to see what he would see in the ice. So this shirt is in honor of those faroff mountain voices that never quite stop calling me.
Text: The Mountains are Calling – Mt. Rainier WA