Thursday, October 6, 2016

Quote of the Day (Rachel Carson, on Where to Find ‘The Story of the Earth’)

“In every outthrust headland, in every curving beach, in every grain of sand there is the story of the earth.” —Environmental Rachel Carson (1907-1964), “Our Ever-Changing Shore,” in Lost Woods: The Discovered Writing of Rachel Carson, edited by Linda Lear (1998)

This picture was taken nearly two years ago, when I was on vacation in Hilton Head, SC. (The bicycle rider in the distance may well be me, as a matter of fact.) Tonight, as I pondered the awful damage that Hurricane Matthew is ready to inflict going up from Florida through the Carolinas, I’m hoping that this special spot I grew to love will somehow be spared the worst of this storm.

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