Miracles (and a Little George Michael)
I’m a bit of a buffet-style spiritualist. (My mom was naked at Woodstock in ’69, and somehow I think I’m still the bigger hippie.)
That’s to say, I’m curious about all kinds of faith. I see miracles just about everywhere, and I think this “Breathing Earth” GIF (via Colossal) is pretty much a revelation. (Like when the Starbucks people correctly label my chai “Tanya” and not “Connie.”) Composed of 12 NASA satellite images – one from every month of the year – it shows the seasonal pulse of vegetation and land ice on earth. And so we see that the earth has a heartbeat…
I once asked a friend whose faith I admire how he was so sure that there is a God. He told me to consider the human anatomy – how the body is made of 6 things: oxygen, carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, calcium, and phosphorus. And yet we can breathe, walk, and think. We are 65% water, and yet we have souls and empathy. That, he said, was all the proof he needed.
I’m curious – what do you believe, and how did you first know? Tell me in the comments below!
Also, this seems like an appropriate time for some George Michael: