Miracle. All of it.


… But right now, you and me here, put together entirely of atoms, sitting on this round rock with a core of liquid iron, held down by this force that seems to trouble you, called gravity. All the while spinning around the sun at 67,000 miles an hour and whizzing through the milkyway at 600,000 miles an hour in a universe that very well may be chasing its own tail at the speed of light. And admist all this frantic activity, fully cognisant of our own eminent demise – which is our own pretty way of saying we all know we’re gonna die. We reach out to one another. Sometimes for the sake of entity, sometimes for reasons you’re not old enough to understand yet. But a lot of the time we just reach out and expect nothing in return. Isn’t that strange? Isn’t that weird? Isn’t that weird enough?

— John Cusack [David Gordon] Martian Child (2007) Directed by Menno Meyjes. Screenplay by David Gerrold and based on his book The Martian Child: A Novel About a Single Father Adopting a Son.


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  • Post Inspired by Albert Einstein’s quote: “There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.”
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  1. Yes! How inconceivably fantastic is it all (but for the part when we die)..

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  2. I thin we are all just trying to say “We were here.”

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  3. We’re a death-denying society, but that helps us to focus on making the most of our lives.

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  4. Love this message!

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  5. What if the cosmic model used here as the foundation for the author’s argument is wrong. And this world is not orphaned but significant. That death, like birth, is nothing more than a transfiguration of life continued.
    I refer all who are interested in empirical data to research the Michelson/Morley interferometer experiments of 1881 and 1887; and the 2013 Planck space probe results.

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  6. Yes,
    Weird enough!

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  7. This fantastic orb we call home is a pretty cool place, something that is all too easy to lose sight of in these crazy times…

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