posted on Jul, 30 2009 @ 04:41 PM
I find this an amazing thought.
It's possible that some of the elements that make up you and me could have originated from truly amazing places.
Some of the oxygen in the water in me could have come to Earth on a meteor, slamming into our atmosphere.
Perhaps some atoms of the calcium in my bones were once in the thigh bone of tyranosaurus rex.
It's staggering, we all have in us atoms from the beginning of time, back when the big bang happened. But parts of us maybe from the shot that killed
Nelson, or the carbon that originated from the funeral pyre of Julius Ceasar.
In a way there are parts of us that were witness to some of the greatest events in history.
When I think of this I feel calm, I've been around for a lot longer than the date between now and my birthday says. My trivial problems pale when I
think of my poor dinosaur cousin, long since dead.
Just take a moment to think about the origins of your atoms, ponder for a moment where you think you've been, from millions of light years away to
millions of years ago.
Then think about where you're going to go when you're dead, and get excited.
[Edit to clarify the Big Bang comment, of course we are made of atoms from the big bang, it's what has happened to those atoms after the Big bang I
was talking about!)
[edit on 30-7-2009 by kiwifoot]