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 boundless wisdom of the universe

If I gaze into the universe, I acknowledge the indescribable beauty of the lily

If I measure the universe with numbers, the numbers will fade away

If I ponder upon my existence, I will be amazed by its uniqueness

If I measure my existence within the universe, I will be terrified by its infinitesimal nature.

The small within the infinite,

the unlimited within the finite

and I, an entity with a minimal amount of matter within the infinite universe,

that coincidences and circumstances granted the right of existence,

the ability of choice, and the privilege of opportunity.

If I were a seed,

I would curl up in the embrace of Mother Earth

and I would only seek water and the sun’s rays to caress my head.

If I were an animal

I would seek my food

and let my genes perpetuate within the endless cycles of existence.

But I am human.

And I walk on two feet.

To gaze directly at the sun and enjoy the blue of the sky.

I am human.

And like plants, I seek the sun and the rain

and like animals, I struggle for my survival and reproduction.

I am human.

And I claim.

I claim the interpretation of the universe.

I claim the meaning of life.

 

May 21st, 2012

 

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