Technology such as it is, it’s not difficult to be amazed by what we’ve accomplished as a people. Some of it awe-inspiring, some of it reprehensible, but all of it remarkable in terms of scale and imagination and determination and grit.
It’s easy to forget where the inspiration for such accomplishments originates. Easy to think we’re original in our inclination towards the magnificent.
I had the good fortune recently to be awe-struck by the natural world. To feel small. To understand just how foolish my impatience is. And to know that ours is but a transitory existence…and despite the havoc we wreak, we’re just another layer of bark, another aberrant ring in the otherwise beautifully concentric tree of life.