Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Life and Some Thoughts

Dear Reader,

Are you near a window? Look outside. Do you see trees, grass, flowers? Look at them.

Those plants are factories of life. As your eye examines the bark, the blades, and the petals, there are mitochondria and chloroplasts and nuclei and vascular systems running throughout those plants, working diligently and dutifully to keep those life forms alive and operating.

Look outside again. Can you see clouds? Can you see the sun? Can you see evidence of wind?

Miraculous. Water molecules bonding in the air. A star centered in our milky galaxy, bursting with energy and expelling plasma and radiation from its surface, while the core of it burns truer than fire or hate. The wind, just think- how long has it been circulating? Is it new wind? Is it the age old breath of life caressing the face of its lover?

Dear Reader, this post is for anyone who is lonely. Anyone who feels unloved. It is for those people for whom peace is an idea that has never lasted long enough to manifest itself in their soul. Is it for you?

I am not in a philosophical mood, nor am I overjoyed about anything. I'm feeling rather ordinary and mundane, as a matter of fact. But I believe that everyone should be given the encouragement and ability to find peace and happiness in all situations.

The trees and the flowers, the wind and the clouds, the creatures, the mountains and valleys and various contours of the land. They are beautiful. They comprise the Earth, the planet we call our own by no rights we have earned. We didn't choose this planet for ourselves. There was no congressional meeting called, no political or social debate that took place where ballots were passed out listing

  • Mercury
  • Venus
  • Earth
  • Mars
  • Jupiter
  • Saturn
  • Uranus
  • Neptune
  • Pluto
"Place a check mark beside the planet you would most like to inhabit. (Pluto is not a definitive option.)"

Reader, take courage from your surroundings! You are blessed with a most gorgeous and complex environment! Life will continue as long as you take one breath in and exhale, one breath in, exhale, breathe in, exhale...

If you're lonely, if you're unloved, if you feel ugly or insignificant, look at the world you live in and know that you are a part of it. You're part of the beautiful creation. Walt Whitman wrote,

"Whoever you are! motion and reflection are especially for you,
The divine ship sails the divine sea for you.

Whoever you are! you are he or she for whom the earth is solid and  liquid,
You are he or she for whom the sun and moon hang in the sky..."

Life is truly extraordinary. Life is beautiful.

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