mountains & molehills

WoaWomen Urra
2 min readSep 11, 2020

Once again our hearts are burdened and wrung out by the devastating losses and havoc wreaked over the west coast fires.

Today is also the nineteenth anniversary of 9/11. As we commemorate this day we cry over unimaginable lives lost then and now. At 180000 dead, COVID is the equivalent of sixty [! ! !] 9/11s.

Yet we focus on an election year — pitting one old white man against another. Not able to choose what’s best for our nation, only the less destructive choice. Or so we hope.

Appalachians — Tony Barber / Getty Images

wonder | wander | world wish a world into being that honors and respects ourselves more. Humanity, nature, the environment — upheld and uplifted in love and light.

We watch documentaries of how the world was formed — from creation beliefs and deities of old to the power of mountain building explained through geological science. From the Appalachians to the Himalayas we cruise the crests of these mighty behemoths and we are greatly comforted.

National Geographic 2018 Appalachian documentary

The birth of the Appalachian ranges marks the first of several mountain-building plate collisions that culminated in the construction of the supercontinent Pangaea with the Appalachians near the center.

The Appalachian Mountains formed during a collision of continents 500 to 300 million years ago. In their prime they probably had peaks as high as those in the modern zone of continental collision stretching from the Himalayas in Asia to the Alps in Europe.

Continents Collide: The Appalachians and the Himalayas

Ancient beyond comprehension, created by the collision of continents, home to rich biodiversity and distinct geologic regions the Appalachians are a constant and beautiful reminder to us all.

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