Apocalypse and Slow Time


Diane Rapaport. Photo by M.L. Lincoln

Diane Rapaport, Photo by M.L. Lincoln

By Diane Sward Rapaport

Turning on the news, I learn that history begins at breakfast. Four horsemen trumpet apocalypse: conquest, war, famine and death. Yesterday’s news has been eclipsed.  “Life is changing fast,” I murmur. “Can’t keep up.”

At a vista in Utah’s Canyonlands National Park, the slow changes that sculpted this wilderness of pinnacles, canyons and rivers occurred long before the creation of the four horsemen from the last book of The New Testament. The rocks I stand on were once ocean.

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