Wednesday, January 27, 2010

the origin of the book

The land still provides our genesis, however we might like to forget that our food comes from dank, muddy Earth, that the oxygen in our lungs was recently inside a leaf, and that every newspaper or book we may pick up is made from the hearts of trees that died for the sake of our imagined lives.  What you hold in your hands right now, beneath these words, is consecrated air and time and sunlight.

Barbara Kingsolver


  1. Which Kingsolver book is this from? I've read quite a few but don't recognize the quote- it's excellent, by the way!

  2. I'm not sure, it was actually featured in the dedication page of a Geography book I'm reading. All it had was her quote. Lovely isn't it?