“Do not be too moral. You may cheat yourself out of much life. Aim above morality. Be not simply good; be good for something.” –Thoreau

29 January 2009

Let's look very closely...

if billions of suspended dust particles amplify the sunset
if there really is a difference between mushrooms and toadstools
if cat whiskers can sense a mouse scuttling behind a wall
and floodwaters still elude us, overtaking their concrete banks

if an elephant can feel thunderstorms rumble hundreds of miles away
if phytoplankton and zooplankton choose to peak in season
if mountain goats can teach their young to walk on vertical hillsides
and geysers have survived hundreds of years, only to be siphoned off for tourists

if a mother cat can adopt an orphaned piglet and love it as her own
if box turtles continue to outlive us
if volcanic ash can cross continents and oceans
and sunflower faces persist in following the sun



Tell me then, Friedrich Wilhelm,
how dead can God be?