490.000 babies will be born today. Each of them unique. And each one of them a link in the greater human chain. And the moment their umbilical cord is severed, they’ll become an individual, their own hopes, dreams, and desires. But, in fact, each one of us is actually made up of a dozen systems which, in turn, comprise 60 trillion cells, and those cells house countless proteins, DNA organelles. What appears to be an individual is actually a network. Each one of us is, in fact, a living, breathing community, but it doesn’t stop there. Why would it? Every individual hope you harbor, every dream you entertain, every desire you fulfill has an impact far greater than you can imagine. At least that’s how it looks from where I’m sitting.
The threads that connect us are not bound by space or time. What seems to be individual, like a twist of fate, from another perspective, is simply one of those threads pulled tight. How things should have been all along. And even when those threads seem irreparably frayed they never break. Not completely. But sometimes, the most important connection is here, and now.