Mount Shasta looking lovely with it’s white snow cap on. For once the clouds weren’t cooperating except for the tiny wisps clinging to the mountain top, reminding me that it’s one of the magnificent volcanoes in the Cascade Range, part of the Pacific Rim of Fire. At an elevation of 14,179 feet (4,322 m), it’s the second highest peak in the Cascades and the most southerly.
The fact that a cloud from a minor volcanic eruption in Iceland—a small disturbance in the complex mechanism of life on the Earth—can bring to a standstill the aerial traffic over an entire continent is a reminder of how, with all its power to transform nature, humankind remains just another species on the planet Earth.
― Slavoj Žižek