you are beautiful, no matter what they say...

so anytime I'm watching the science channel or the history channel, a beautiful and powerful notion strikes me...

I'm watching stuff about Columbus, or Henry VIII, or Copernicus or, hell, Jesus even (the historical figure) and I think to myself - my ancestors were around then... during all these times, someone related to me was definitely around...under the same moon and sun even.... all these things we read about didn't just happen on a page in a book, my people were there...somewhere...

I am the result of hundreds of thousands of people, who all procreated, and nurtured helpless babies, and ensured the progression of our species...
I can imagine all these people in various eras - toiling in the fields, living in huts, eating potatoes, killing animals, having families and relationships and then dying in various ways...

all these people are the predecessors to me - my own little pile of molecules... and I think - Wow - I'm the result of successful gene mixing and successful procreation since the beginning of time...
chemical reactions and cell multiplication generation after generation with successful results.... I'm tremendous!

even back in the primordial soup somewhere, a tiny speck of the future 'me' existed...
Evolution has changed the cells and the arrangements and the result - me...

it's awesome, in the classic sense of the word....I'm on a rock hurling through space, i am but a fleeting moment, yet i am one link on a chain stretching back to the beginning of 'time'....
for a moment I feel like the world is mine - I do belong here.... I've been here all along....

and then i wander out onto the streets, and look at some of the wastes of space or the mean or the hurtful..... or Donald Trump, and think.... oh yeah, they can all say the same thing.....

kind of loses some of that ethereal glow....

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