Everyone has this view of the universe that is a little off. We’re all told that we stand on a planet which rotates around the sun, which rotates around some other shit, which rotates around some really giant shit. It makes us feel small.
What we fail to realize is that we are the universe. The bodies we’re killing with alcohol and too much work are just like the Earth that we’re killing with consumerism and morning commutes. Our hearts, our blood, our vascular system, and the little tiny cells that float through them… If we zoom out with our lens to look really close, we’d see that the lakes, streams, rivers, oceans, and raindrops are exactly the same thing.
These nervous systems run by our abnormally large brains, and the mossy root systems that connect plant life in a rainforest… same shit.
These bodies we dwell in are beautiful planets. The people we see every day, like clockwork, they are our solar system. The places we choose to venture, the roads we drive, the couch we sit on, those places are our orbit.
Which means that just like me… you’re a really big deal.
— Lee Stone —