Taken From Bare Bones Ecology, soon to be posted

A Big Blue Miracle

If you could hold it in your hand, like a treasured family heirloom or a memento of a beloved grandmother now lost to you, the earth ecosystem would probably look fairly simple, like the first astronauts said, the “big blue marble.”

I was down here looking up when they took that first picture. You can’t see me, but I was here all the same, a tiny atom of the miracle of life. And somehow the bigger miracle is that you, and I, and all our friends can understand, if we want to. Not completely of course, but we can understand the basic principles of how our big blue miracle functions.