“When the last man takes to his grave, there will be a coyote on hand to lift his leg over the marker.” The image should be struck on a new coin, with Charles Darwin on the other side; not negotiable, but a good-luck coin to remind us of change and evolution, and of creatures that will be happy to adapt if we ourselves cannot. — , Wintergreen
The land has been hurt. Misuse is not to be excused, and its ill effects will be long felt. But nature will not be eliminated, even here. Rain, moss, and time apply their healing bandage, and the injured land at last recovers.