AND ON THE THIRD DAY....
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, Big Sur, California
photo by Mary Barnick-Kirgis
RALPH WALDO EMERSON - (1803-1882) Essayist, lecturer, and poet
"Emerson wrote on a number of subjects, never espousing fixed philosophical tenets, but developing certain ideas such as individuality, freedom, the ability for humankind to realize almost anything, and the relationship between the soul and the surrounding world. Emerson's "nature" was more philosophical than naturalistic. "Philosophically considered, the universe is composed of Nature and Soul."