I am human
Posted by: Maria Atalanti
Published on: 12/10/2020Back to Blog
If I look into a lily, I recognize the infinite wisdom of the universe.
If I look into the universe, I recognize the indescribable beauty of the lily.
If I count the universe by numbers, the numbers will be infinite.
If I bend over my existence, I will be surprised by its uniqueness.
If I measure my existence in the universe, I will be frightened by its minimality.
The small in infinity,
the limitless within the finite
and I an entity with an infinitesimal amount of matter in the vast universe,
where coincidences and circumstances gave the right of existence,
the possibility of choice and the privilege of opportunity.
If I were a seed,
I would curl up in the arms of the mother earth
and just look for water and the rays of the sun caressing my head.
If I were an animal,
I would look for my food
and let my genes live on in the endless cycles of existence.
But I am human.
And I walk on both my feet.
To face the sun in the eye and enjoy the blue of the sky.
I am human.
And like plants, I look for the sun and rain
and like animals, I fight for my survival and reproduction.
I am human.
And I make claims.
I demand the understanding of the universe.
May 21st, 2012
Editing in English by Andreas Markides