Saturday, May 12, 2012

" is true continents are partly made by 'trickling increment'; but what is on the whole truest and most strikes us about them and mountains it that they are made what now we see them by trickling decrements, by detrition, weathering and the like...And at any rate naturally said to be hewn, and to shape, itself, means in old English to hew and the Hebrew bara/ to create, even properly means to hew.  But life and living things are not naturally said to be hewn: they grow, and their growth is by trickling increment" -- Gerard M. Hopkins

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