One day, I walked home from the bus station. Along the way, I saw the beautiful moon playing hide and seek behind the clouds. To not let this moment just pass by, I quickly took a picture and continued on my way home, watching the moon as if it was following me.
That night, I ended up thinking about how unimaginably small we all are in that we are only able to see one moon. Our planet is just one of the many planets in our solar system, which is also a part of one out of 100 billion galaxies. And to think that our galaxy already consists of more than 200 billion of stars and their planets. It sure puts your perspective on a whole another level!
If the earth we are living on is just a speck of dust in this vast universe, what does that make us then?
Does that make us simply even smaller specks of dust? No matter how you look at it, we ARE unimaginably small compared to the rest of the universe. Our existence may as well be omitted if it’s just a tiny fraction of a bigger fraction, from another fraction.
But on the other hand, the unlikeliness of us being here on a planet which is able to obtain life is also incomprehensibly rare.
So, even though we are just a speck of dust, it doesn’t automatically means that we can’t leave an impact.
It doesn’t mean that everything that we do is pointless. The same reason that we are here, with our abilities of emotional awareness and thinking, means that we are all here for a reason.
No matter how meaningless it may feel to try and give significance to our actions, it turns out that no matter small a gesture it may be, it can leave a lasting impact on one single person. Once it has influenced another, it lives on through that person who may even find his or her own meaning of life.
Even though we are just a speck of dust, without us humans and the other living organisms on this planet, the earth might just have lost its purpose.
So instead on dwelling on the fact of how small we are in this terrifying, yet fascinating universe, we can and should make better use of our short stay here before we turn into actual dust that spreads away in a second, even by the lightest breeze.
So before that happens, we can make use of our time to do things that hold significance to us personally.
I don’t know about you, but I have infinite stories to tell and write. I have endless places I need to go, I have mountains I want to climb, I have fears that I need to face, I have fights that I need to participate in (whether or not I will lose or win). I have indifferent lines to bend into smiling curves again.
And why? Because it is important in my world, in my universe.
We are not just empty shells, only consisting of cells and atoms by coincidence. We have a mind of our own to make our own decisions and to spread our own personal messages around to share purpose and add meaning into each other’s lives.
So even though we are just a speck of dust, inside that same dust lies infinites tale of the galaxies.