Posted by: Kate | September 11, 2009

Friday Quote

“470 million years is a span pretty well beyond grasping, but if you can imagine flying backwards through time at a rate of one year per second, it would take you about sixteen years to cover such a period. It’s a long time.”

-Bill Bryson “A Walk in the Woods”


Read that quote to my son the other day and blew his mind just a little.


Responses

  1. Definitely a difficult concept to grasp!

    And definitely my favorite Bill Bryson book. I’ve backpacked large portions of the AT trail and so that made it an even more real (and hilarious) read for me.


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