April 2017

[John Muir] might have expressed a longing for a reprieve in the cool alpine air of the Flathead Reserve, now Glacier National Park in Montana, where he said, “Give a month at least to this precious reserve. The time will not be taken from the sum of your life. Instead of shortening, it will indefinitely lengthen it and make you truly immortal.” And I would have had to describe to him that out of some 150 glaciers visible during the seventy-six years of his life, a century after he’d left this earth only 25 remain, and that glaciologists now predict the glaciers will be gone in fifteen years.


Terry Tempest Williams