Plastic Earth

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“Where were you when the earth was plastic?” This is what God asked Job, in answer to Job’s complaint about his woes and sorrow. Obviously this is more of a paraphrase than a quote. I love to think about the time when the earth was in its formative years. The beauty of geological time is written in the rock layers all around us. I can’t imagine the tremendous forces that lifted and bent these rocks. Once mud on the ocean floor, these rocks are now part of the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. Fossils tell of a very different time. I have broken open rocks and found perfect fossils in them. I have cracked geodes open to find amethyst crystals that grew as lava cooled millions of years ago. So when you complain about your situations in life, I ask, “Where were you when the earth was plastic?”

Read writing in rocks

Recognize we are but dust

Gives life perspective

 

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Photos: Dwight L. Roth – taken at the Linville Falls in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina

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31 thoughts on “Plastic Earth

  1. ‘…read writing in rocks…’ I like that a lot!
    I really like rocks, and have a lot I’ve collected. They are all so interesting.
    Your photo of the falls is so pretty! Must be a peaceful place. 🙂

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  2. Ah the perspecitve of time from the geological eras of the earth! Did you know my husband was a geologist? 🙂 A scientist who eventually moved into environmental areas like clean water, sustainable agricultural practises etc….moving science into policy (rather than what is happening now where science is being obliterated and ignored by policy). Good post here!

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