Sunday, April 18, 2010

The Ice Melts

Andrew Greig writes in At the Loch of the Green Corrie that, “The ice melts, returns, melts again, carves out extraordinary things.” He says, “We are now in the Holocene Interglacial period, and it is too early to say whether the Ice Age is over, or merely taking a break before returning to make global warming seem a benign temporary blip.”

We are also on an intergalactic trip, spinning along in an extraordinarily unstable universe we have a near impossible time defining. Our planet is not stable and never has been. The instability allowed us to happen and will one day accomplish the opposite. Only the hubris of mankind could imagine a sense of control where none exists. The Sioux had a saying for all this: Take courage, the earth is all that lasts. Perhaps.