Saturday, March 27, 2004


Life is amazing.

Breathing is something that each of us does everyday - thousands of times - without thinking about it. Our brains take care of it. Asleep or awake, our brains have been doing it for millions of years. (Good thing, too. [wink])

But it's just a remarkable process. That, and our heartbeating, and our stomach digesting and our cells growing and our immune system fighting off's just ...awesome. It really is.

And the world is FULL of life. Not just human life, which is pretty fucking amazing, but so many other mammals and birds and lizards and insects. And even bacteria. Oh, and plants. Plants - trees especially - have a new(ly)(re)found special place in my heart. It is because of trees and their amazing ability to intake carbon dioxide that we are still here. Or here at all. They are - to borrow a quote - the planet's lungs. And lungs do remarkable things - as stated above.

It's sometimes hard to remember that this mystery that we call "life" is something to be treasured. Always. I think I'm going to make a more conscious effort to remember that. I'll be a better person, a happier person.

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