For those who don’t know me, I currently live and work in Yosemite National Park. During the government shutdown I didn’t have to leave the park, so I had the whole park to myself, and I took full advantage of it! There were no tourists, hardly any rangers, it was just me and my fellow employees. The first day of the shutdown Melissa and I hiked to the top of Yosemite Falls and went to Eagle Peak to Camp. **Click on images to see the caption and larger view.**
I love to be alone. I have never found a companion that was so companionable as solitude. We are for the most part more lonely when we go abroad among men than when we stay in our chambers. A man thinking or working is always alone, let him be where he will.
How lonely this world is growing, something so desolate creeps over the spirit and we don’t know its name, and it won’t go away, either Heaven is seeming greater, or Earth a great deal more small […] Christ is calling everyone here, all my companions have answered, even my darling Vinnie believes she loves, and trusts him, and I am standing alone in rebellion, and growing very careless. Abby, Mary, Jane, and farthest of all my Vinnie have been seeking, and they all believe they have found; I can’t tell you what they have found, but they think it is something precious. I wonder if it is?