Born in Fire

It is amazing to watch the geologic process unfold in real time in Hawaii – where I can walk from newly born land in the form of fresh lava on the Big island – to islands like Molokai where the sharp rocks have been rounded by time and are slowly being reclaimed by the sea. Millenia from now those rocks, ground to sand will eventually be subducted back to lava.

Born in fire
Black rocks aspire
To cool their souls
In salt water shoals

Rounded by time
They sing of the divine
As they patiently wait
For their inevitable fate

To be polished and worn
Into grains of sand re-born
By the oceans side
To dance with the tide

by, Jonathan Kingston

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Climber, diver, adventurer, photographer, storyteller, member of the human race.