Note to self.

breathe
slow down
calm down

stop
take some time
give it a minute
let it pass

breathe
in
out
feel the air

breathe
you are alive

think
of all the things
that have ever been
and all the things
that are
and all the things
that ever will be
everywhere
anywhere

almost all of them
are not alive
rock and
gas and
dust and
emptiness
not alive
never alive

think
of how few things
that have ever been
and all the things
that are
and all the things
that ever will be
everywhere
anywhere
are or
were or
will be
alive

think
of everything
that had to happen
in fourteen billion years
coincidences and
accidents and
unexpected turns
to lead to everyone
and everything
that was alive
before you
to

you
a collection of
chemistry and
electricity and
mystery

you
a collection of
atoms
existing forever
eventually finding their way
one
by one
to make
you

and nothing else

breathe
you are alive

life
is rare and
strange and
unique and
good

you are alive

breathe


copyright 2014 David Cornelius all rights reserved

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