On my flight back from Dubrovnik,
I looked out into the night sky, trying to
make out the line between ocean and land
and instead, fell into a reverie,
marveling at the enormity of the things we’re surrounded by.
How infinite the universe is,
ever-expanding and stretching invisible boundaries;
phenomena and numbers that constantly
eclipse our faint existence.
How limitless the oceans are,
ebullient life at unfathomable depths;
calm and catastrophic at the same time,
in all its million shades of blue.
How diverse the human population is,
7 billion faces and 4 new every second;
that one day our paths will entangle with
someone special hidden in this multitude.
How incalculable the number of cells in our body are
each of them a robust machine,
crucial in our strife
to human and to exist.
How many roads and rail-lines there are,
spread across unknown lands,
connecting people we know nothing of
and kindred spirits we know everything about.
And at how,
the universe and the ocean
and humans and roads and cells
have nothing in common with each other
and yet, are united by their colossal magnitude.
Photo by: Haseeb Ahmed (https://www.instagram.com/homesick____alien/)