John Muir on Camp

How hard to realize that every camp of men or beast has this glorious starry firmament for a roof! In such places standing alone on the mountaintop it is easy to realize that whatever special nests we make– leaves and moss like the marmots and birds, or tents or piled stone– we all dwell in a house of one room– the world with the firmament for its roof– and are sailing the celestial spaces without leaving any track.

-John Muir, John of the Mountains, 1938