"The lake is calling and I must go."
This is a phrase Robyn says to friends when they ask what she is doing over the weekend. During the summer months, she might add, "The woods are calling and I must go." For the woods surrounding the lake are lovely, dark, and deep. The woods are full of friends.
John Muir had a similar saying, “The mountains are calling and I must go.”
Muir was a Scottish-American naturalist, author, environmental philosopher, and strident advocate for the preservation of wilderness in the United States of America.His thought was penned in 1873 in a letter to his sister, and he finished the thought with, "& I will work on while I can, studying incessantly." His work was hard. His work was worth the effort. Through his efforts, thank God, we have Yosemite Valley, Sequoia National Park and many other wilderness areas to enjoy.
We are Nature's keepers and if we are not part of the solution, we are part of the problem. Keep the woods lovely, dark, and deep!