glacial.

May 17, 2017 § Leave a comment

“Alexander Rostov was neither scientist nor sage; but at the age of sixty-four he was wise enough to know that life does not proceed by leaps and bounds. It unfolds. At any given moment, it is the manifestation of a thousand transitions. Our faculties wax and wane, our experiences accumulate and our opinions evolve–if not glacially, then at least gradually. Such that the events of an average day are as likely to transform who we are as a pinch of pepper is to transform a stew.” – Amor Towless

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alaska glacier

Worthington Glacier

http://www.alaska.org/advice/best-roadside-glaciers

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“Once, when I was describing to a friend from Syracuse, New York, a place on the plains that I love, a ridge above a glacial moraine with a view of almost fifty miles, she asked, “But what is there to see?” The answer, of course, is nothing. Land, sky, and the ever-changing light.” ― Kathleen Norris, Dakota: A Spiritual Geography

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Lamplugh Glacier

Lamplugh Glacier

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“The tranquillity of the water heightened the superb effects of this glacial world. Majestic tabular bergs whose crevices exhaled a vaporous azure; lofty spires, radiant turrets and splendid castles; honeycombed masses illumined by pale green light within whose fairy labyrinths the water washed and gurgled. Seals and penguins on magic gondolas were the silent denizens of this dreamy Venice. In the soft glamour of the midsummer midnight sun, we were possessed by a rapturous wonder—the rare thrill of unreality.”
Douglas Mawson, The Home of the Blizzard Being the Story of the Australasian Antarctic Expedition, 1911-1914

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Portage Glacier

Portage Glacier

http://www.climatecentral.org/news/alaska-glaciers-sea-level-rise-19159

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“Time was like water, sometimes glacial and slow (the 1720s…never again), sometimes a still pond, sometimes a gentle brook, and then a rushing river. And sometimes time was like vapor, vanishing even as you passed through it, draping everything in mist, refracting the light. That had been the 1920s.” – Cassandra Claire

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