23 September 2023

Lieve Aarde,

Ik ben dankbaar dat ik jou mag zien, voelen, ruiken, ervaren. Dat ik hier mag zijn. Dat ik alles mag meemaken in deze tijd- positief en negatief. Deze luxe is voor weinig weggelegd. Het “leven” is voor weinig mensen gegund, zoals omschreven door Richard Dawkins:

“We are going to die, and that makes us the lucky ones. Most people are never going to die because they are never going to be born. The potential people who could have been here in my place but who will in fact never see the light of day outnumber the sand grains of Sahara. Certainly those unborn ghosts include greater poets than Keats, scientists greater than Newton. We know this because the set of possible people allowed by our DNA so massively exceeds the set of possible actual people. In the teeth of these stupefying odds it is you and I, in our ordinariness, that are here.We privileged few, who won the lottery of birth against all odds, how dare we whine at our inevitable return to that prior state from which the vast majority have never stirred?”

Dank je wel <3

Liefs, mij