…our existence as one of countless forms of life
on this planet is only temporary,
despite the vast expanses of time
that have preceded and will follow us,
the planet and its star are finite;
whether we survive
our short performance here or not
is of absolutely no interest to the universe…



000 snapshotPhoto of two small fossilized fish from the Green River Formation in Wyoming, which dates to the Eocene period, between 53.5 and 48.5 million years ago. The fish are approximately 4 to 5 centimeters long.  Photograph of fossils in the author’s personal collection.


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