Science is beautiful.
Science. is. beautiful.
Life is so rare and so astounding and so fragile, it is a miracle that we exist, that any living thing exists.
And yet, we do exist.
Made from stardust, more pieces working in harmony in a single body than grains of sand on a thousand beaches.
All of us: human, elephant, tree, octopus, orchid, honeybee.
So exquisitely and magnificently different, and yet somehow more similar than separate.
We are creatures of Earth, born in the stars. Interstellar travelers until our ancient, ancient ancestors found a home where we could not just survive, but thrive. A home of astonishing and breathtaking beauty. A home full of wonder, full of mystery and story and promise. A home that gave us curiosity and creativity, ideas and imagination.
Our home, our collective home, one-of-a-kind in this overwhelmingly vast, and empty, universe.
Life is so rare and so astounding and so fragile, it is a miracle that we exist, that any living thing exists!
And yet, we all exist.
Whatever we may experience while we borrow the material and energy to sustain our life, whatever joy or sorrow, ecstasy or suffering, through it all we exist, we experience, we witness and participate. We change things, and are changed.
We exist, even if only for a brief moment. We borrow bits and pieces from our parents, from other creatures, from our home planet, so that we may experience ourselves, each other, our home, and our universe.
We are sacred. All life is sacred. Our home is sacred.
Life. is. beautiful. Science is beautiful for all that it allows us to see and learn and put into place, piece by piece.