“My friend Malcolm told me a story about pronghorns recently, the North American creatures sometimes confused with antelopes. They can run at speeds of nearly sixty miles an hour, much, much faster than any of their existing predators. Some biologists think they’re still outrunning the dangerous species that went extinct at the end of the Pleistocene, specifically the cheetahs that existed on this continent. And then Malcolm asked what each of us is still outrunning and whether we can tell when our predator has been extinct for ten thousand years.”
— Rebecca Solnit, The Faraway Nearby (via lindsayzoladz)
1:36 pm • 21 January 2014 • 38 notes • View comments
"Do you find that normal? Do you do that tweeting?"
- Rivka Galchen, “The Late Novels of Gene Hackman”
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