For all our technological achievements,
our very lives tremble upon the
delicate scales of nature. We are as ultimately dependent upon
verities of land and sky as were the prehistoric cliff dwellers.
not yet completed the full circle toward a realization that his
laws of life must conform in the long view with those greater
which he still and forever owes allegiance.
Man at last has conquered the land.
But to what ultimate end no
one can say. There is only a vague, inquiet feeling that in all
of domination there is something he might have forgotten. It
may well be
that the river itself will have the last word after all.
-- FRANK WATERS