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smelling the roses
a wonderously long time

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    i woke up with the radio talking to me about political empowerment. the guest speaker, doctor caldecott, urged everyone to know that grassroots efforts towards nuclear disarmament were significant and worthwhile.
    one caller suggested that the world would continue and produce life again, eventually, if humanity nukes itself for good. doctor caldecott agreed, saying the earth would likely recover to produce life again, because it's been around for four and a half billion years, and in geologocial time, biological life could easily flourish again.
    the thing dashed the last sleep from my weary brain was her laugh. when she said “four and a half billion years,” she paused, and then she giggled.
    for an instant, dr. caldecott forgot everything except what she was saying. she let herself be overwhelmed by the idea of four and a half billion years, before continuing with her thoughtful response.
    four and a half billion.
    [wow!]
     
    i want to be like that when i grow up









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