Quote to Start Your Week: John McPhee
Posted by on May 19, 2014

“If geologic time could somehow be seen in the perspective of human time…sea levels would come pouring over continents and as quickly go away, Yucatans and Floridas would be under the sun one moment and underwater the next, oceans would swing open like doors, mountains would grow like clouds and come down like melting sherbet, continents would crawl like amoebae, rivers would arrive and disappear like rainstreaks down an umbrella, lakes would go away like puddles after rain, and volcanoes would light the earth as if it were a garden full of fireflies.”

John McPhee, In Suspect Terrain

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