My daughter said, “If cars were alive, would they have to be immune to wind burn?” It really set me thinking: how life encompasses the ability to evolve, to develop immunity, to adapt to change.
Rocks - our elemental calendar - set the chapters passively laid down as Earth's memoir each containing sketches, skeletal characters , a draft of history written in layered prints pages of impassive stone. But rocks do not live. With life comes activity, susceptibility to decay. Life is soft like the warmth it radiates and pliable molded to many shapes and conditions Like a vine that grows or is cut back joining limbs, tendrils curling feeling its way from amoeba to dinosaur to oak tree to elephant to cave wasp to eagle from the past to the future morphing amorphous mortal life is