Do you ever think about the fact that we are all just clinging to earth, as it rotates on its axis, at around 1674 kilometers an hour, and also orbits around the sun, traveling 940 million kilometers each year (give or take)?
I mean, it is pretty crazy, right?
We are all part of this constant, even movement that’s been going on for hundreds of millions (possibly billions, maybe even trillions) of years.
Sometimes it actually boggles my mind, and I have to stop and have a stiff drink.
The idea that we are all hanging out, and hanging onto, this precious earth, as it spins and orbits, oh, and also gives us everything we need to sustain human life (water, air, food, and a new season of Will & Grace)… I mean, it’s all just too much to think about sometimes (a Gin & Tonic helps).
But here’s the thing: it’s worth thinking about sometimes!
It is important – and necessary – to consider the earth, the miracle that is life, and why you are on this earth right now.
In Casablanca, Humphrey Bogart’s character Rick delivers a famous line: “Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, she walks into mine,” referring to his chance encounter with his ex, Ilsa, who walks into a club with her current husband (who happens to be a Czech resistance leader wanted by the Nazis). I mean, it’s quite the coincidence.
But you, being here, on this earth, right now, is also a rather large coincidence. Possibly too large.
So, maybe it’s no coincidence?
Why are you here, on this earth, right now – as opposed to being here (on this earth) during the middle ages, or Proterozoic era, or (and I wish this was true for me) the Ming Dynasty?
Good question, and one that is definitely worth pondering.
I am of the opinion that we all have a purpose.
Everybody’s purpose is probably different, but they most likely involve showing love, being kind, and caring about other creatures (people, animals, bugs, some types of flowers) that also happen to be here, on this earth, right now.
I don’t know what my own purpose is, but I think it’s worth thinking about.
Why am I here, on this earth, right now? (I need a drink.)
Some people think our universe is all just a huge fluke, and there is no reason for our existence. They might be right.
But I don’t think they’re right.