What an amazing day this is!
I awoke on the surface of Mars,
surrounded by a landscape
of intense shades of red and rusty dust.
I am engulfed by rocks and sand
that soon transform into monotony
that appears as spiritless
as butterscotch caramel.
There is no air to breath in here.
The atmosphere is 85% CO2.
There is scarce subterranean frozen water
at both poles,
thus certainly not within my reach.
As a result, nothing grows either.
It’s a lifeless planet.
As I turn and gaze up at the night heavens,
I see a *resplandescent* Earth in the distance
that immediately seizes me.
Its blues, greens and whites
touch me deep, deep inside;
its beauty and richness provoke
this fierce sense of belonging
that simply bursts out,
“That’s my home,” I declare.
“That’s where I live,” I point to the sky.
Then, as I look at my surroundings,
my living planet’s presence stands out
in stark contrast to the dead red planet
I am standing on.
At that moment, I realize
that the gallery of asteroids, comets, meteors,
moons, planets and stars in the firmament,
to the best of my knowledge,
are dead as well.
our planet is,
as a biological entity,
the only one alive!
I woke up on the surface of Mars
and eternally grateful
for being alive to enjoy
such an amazing place
like our awesome planet.
I woke up inside a 10-nanometer chip,
packing 100 million transistors,
all capable of processing algorithmic calculations,
its software so powerful,
it’ll make every product and service
they’ll emulate the human brain.
I woke up in a world where every day,
what God and Nature provide,
levels of progress and development.
And I am alive right in the middle of it
as it’s unfolding,
enabling me the opportunity
to take advantage
and enjoy the benefits
these quantum leaps of progress offer,
How fortunate we all are!
I woke up inside of me,
and the first thing I did,
was travel through the wirings of my brain,
at the speed of light.
Navigating all of my grey matter,
I reached a distance equivalent
to the circumference of the Earth.
With the most powerful computer
I decided to count the number of cells
that comprise my life.
I tallied the number of neurons
in my brain and totaled several billion.
Then, I wanted to see
how all the cells in my body function and interact.
I found myself observing screen after screen
consisting of billions of them as well.
Each cell independent
and fulfilling different missions,
but all perfectly co-existing organically
amongst each other.
I was shocked to witness tens of thousands
of the same vital cells dying
to be simultaneously replaced
by new ones reproduced at the same moment.
Not yet satisfied,
my whimsical wandering led me firsthand
how viruses and infections
continuously swarm my body,
and how many thousands upon thousands
of sick cells or pathogens inhabitants
are ready to conduct a sneak attack.
Again, I was startled to learn
that I am, like the rest of us,
amazingly in possession
of even greater quantities of bacteria
stimulating my immune systems.
So, hosting this bacteria,
is vital for life to exist.
I was able to watch how my defense mechanisms
keep every threat from escalating
or simply hold them at bay.
Finally, I was able to inspect and observe
my organs while at work,
marveling at the inexorability and vitality,
their beauty and perfection,
as they endlessly perform
highly complex tasks with ease.
I woke inside of me and realized
that just the mere fact of being alive
is a continuous miracle
that renews itself
each and every second.
I finally understood that,
being alive is a dynamic balance,
that there is a very fine line
health, sickness and death.
I woke inside of me
and was able to see
how infinitely complex
my whole being is
in order to exist on Earth,
I have been graced
with this amazing organism
I finally understood
how precious every moment is.
I woke up on the top of the world,
feeling the air flow through my lungs
that just a couple of minutes deprived,
Life is Gone!
I observed, examined and learned
that food, weather cycles and human nutrients
to be grown, harvested, produced
to feed us.
I realized how little time
it would take
for us to weaken and even starve
if it wasn’t for the abundance
that surrounds us.
Then, I saw billions of fellow human beings
all around me
and realized that our planet and nature,
as a whole
provide for all of us,
all our basic subsistent needs,
with equal perfection,
as if we are a single cell organism.
I woke up and realized,
that I live on the only discovered
“living” planet in the Universe.
I woke and finally understood
how very, very few of us
make it from reproductive cells
into human beings.
I finally woke up to life.
I finally feel truly alive.
I proclaim in realization
my effusive appreciation
and humble gratitude
for simply being alive.
What an Amazing day this is!
What an amazing life
and what an amazing pair of vessels,
have been created and provided to me:
My planet and my body.
What am I waiting for?
What are you waiting for?
What are we waiting for?
Let’s go out and enjoy what we are!