Wednesday, January 6, 2010

An Island is Born

"Millions upon millions of years before had risen upon earth, the central areas of this tremendous ocean were empty, and where famous islands now exist nothing rose about the rolling waves. Of course, crude forms of life sometimes moved through the deep, but for the most part the central ocean was marked only by enormous waves that arose at the command of the moon and wind. Dark, dark, they swept the surface of the empty sea, falling only upon themselves terrible and puissant and lonely." - James Michener's "Hawaii", Chapter 1, p. 2

1 comment:

  1. Oh my, you just brought me right back to AP History. I read so many Michener books for that class...Chesapeake, Centennial, Alaska, and of course, Hawaii. Fantastic.