I am human

Posted by: Maria Atalanti

Published on: 12/10/2020

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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.

 

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May 21st, 2012

Editing in English by Andreas Markides

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