Every place on earth has a long geological history. These hills were at one time at the bottom of the ocean. I say “these hills,” but when they were at the bottom of the ocean they were not these hills. Their shape, the earth and rock that form them, the vegetation that grows on them were at one time all completely otherwise. And this coastline is drifting slowly north, a few inches a year. So when I think of this place, what of all that do I mean? All of it shifting, past and future present now.
from When You Greet Me I Bow