Watching my children observe the animals at the zoo, awestruck by a slithering snake and wrestling bears and an orangutang playing peekaboo, I begin to ponder the miracle of life. A kangaroo hops across the grass and an elephant swings his trunk and the humans wander aimlessly around the zoo, pointing and talking and taking pictures. Every living being is utterly unique. We are incomparable, yet we’re all powered by the same force, we’ve all got the same spark of life beating our hearts.
After a few decades on this planet, many of us stop seeing the miracles, we no longer bask in awe when we feed an animal or hold a newborn baby. It’s not our fault, we’re just busy and preoccupied. We’ve been there and done that.
But if we can preserve the awe and notice the miracles, I believe we can find deeper satisfaction in every day. Apathy really has no place in the human condition.