Sunday Morning

“We all come into existence as a single cell, smaller than a speck of dust. Much smaller. Divide. Multiply. Add and subtract. Matter changes hands, atoms flow in and out, molecules pivot, proteins stitch together, mitochondria send out their oxidative dictates; we begin as a microscopic electrical swarm. The lungs the brain the heart. Forty weeks later, six trillion cells get crushed in the vise of our mother’s birth canal and we howl. Then the world starts in on us.”

~ Anthony Doerr, All the Light We Cannot See


Photo: Nacia Photography

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  1. And we in turn start in on the world. Miraculous.

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  2. When you think of it, it is amazing!

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  3. Wow, when ya put it THAT way..l.

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  4. this picture…. mix up magic and love and this is what you get

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  5. Truely amazing.

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  6. It is a beautiful thing. As is that photo. Baby’s feet… so good to nibble on. 🙂

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  7. Reblogged this on It Is What It Is and commented:
    Wow!! … ‘ … Then the world starts in on us.” … and more!
    Anthony Doerr, All the Light We Cannot See …

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  8. And all the science in the world cannot quite explain the absolutely miracle of each of us arriving here on earth exactly the way we are when we arrive. Miraculous. Divine. Inexplicably human.

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  9. my reward for checking blogs on this Sunday Evening (6.10pm) 🙂
    the most magnificent miracle there is

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  10. In reverent, Awe -steadying breath, Our Hearts are fully Open In Love to the total Joy of greeting a miraculous new Life…so Precious… as amazing discovery & delights forward, Love Growing and Life’s potential reveals…each breath is a gift…

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  11. A beautiful mystery!

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