Tuesday, September 13, 2011
A Small, Precious Earth!
"If the Earth were only a few feet in diameter, floating a few feet above a field somewhere, people would come from everywhere to marvel at it. People would walk around it, marveling at its big pools of water, its little pools & the water flowing between the pools. People would marvel at the bumps on it, & the holes in it, & they would marvel at the very thin layer of gas surrounding it & the water suspended in the gas. The people would marvel at all the creatures walking around the surface of the ball & at the creatures in the water. The people would declare it precious because it was the only one & they would protect it so that it would not be hurt. The ball would be the greatest wonder known & people would come to behold it, to be healed, to gain knowledge, to know beauty & to wonder how it could be. People would love it, & defend it with their lives, because they would somehow know that their lives, their own roundness, could be nothing without it. If the Earth were only a few feet in diameter." Author unknown.