Between the tides of ice and sun
along the ancient shores of time,
life comes to root and roost
among the stones.
‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine,
you did for me.’ Matthew 25:40
Alaska is an enormous and varied place. The scale of the wilderness in Southeast Alaska alone is hard to grasp. There are huge things there: mountain ranges and oceans and ancient forests and old growth trees and glaciers and whales and bears.
There are also small things living at the edges of the giant places:
in the intertidal zones between rocky land and sea;
at the edge of retreating glaciers where life has barely begun to return:
living in the rainforest where creation is hard at work building green life.
Maybe the best a warm blooded invasive species like us humans can do is to bear witness, to be amazed and then to step back allowing the wild goodness of Earth to tend Her own.