--life that now,
       from blind forms and sinuous phosphorescence in the ocean night
       to wings in the winds above the mountains,
       weaves between the hard rock of the planet and the dark of outer space
       a veil some twelve miles deep, pulsing through water, earth and air
                with an infinity of forms
       forever bound more closely, and more intricately, each to each, until
                within any place and moment, life cohered, an ever-shifting whole.

NANCY NEWHALL

[Photograph: Joseph Holmes from Canyons of the Colorado]