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15 March 2008 @ 02:21 am
Studying astronomy, you realize how truly small we really are. How, by sheer luck, we managed to come to be. It's quite phenomenal though, isn't it? A species would come from nothing, develop consciousness, intelligence, the ability to create... And here we are, this tiny speck in this vast universe. We are small, but we are significant. Our unique abilities exist, even if we may never traverse the stars or share them with others. We exist. And the sheer fact that we can comprehend this existence and contemplate the vast space out there, our own origins, is amazing.

It brings sadness to know that there are those so caught up in the minute, contrived mundanities that we've created that they cannot even appreciate it. Those who would "squander the ability to spend tonight in heaven, conscious of our fleeting time here." We could be so much more than what we've limited ourselves to. I used to dread the feeling of smallness, of insignificance when comparing ourselves to the immense, seemingly timeless universe out there. But we truly are something special. Life among so many dead worlds.

"We're still flying."
"That's not much."
"It's enough."
CriScOcrisco747 on March 15th, 2008 08:39 am (UTC)
"We could be so much more than what we've limited ourselves to."

Interesting, I was writing a poem on this very subject before I checked journals.

Get out of my head.
Draco: Universedracowayfarer on March 15th, 2008 05:09 pm (UTC)

I was watching a documentary on the National Geographic channel the other night that was all about the latest theories regarding the possibility that life might have actually come to Earth via comets. Apparently they've done studies of the contents of a couple comets and found traces of the building blocks of life (aminos and such).