Wherever you look on Earth, you’ll find Life.
Whether it’s the moss on the tiles here, or flowers by the roadside, trees, grass, insects, birds, fish……and, if you use microscopes, you can find bacteria in every environment on, and in, our planet.
There is Life in the most astonishing places. In the mouths of volcanoes, deep, deep under the sea where no light has ever reached, high up on the tallest mountains…..it’s everywhere.
Life is such a creative force, gathering what it finds here – chemicals, sunlight, energy – and creating more Life from what it finds.
Life is such a social force, working not just in competition with other organisms, but, crucially, in collaboration with them.
Life is such a force for change, constantly developing, growing, reproducing, evolving.
And here we are…..human beings. Life with consciousness. A form of Life which knows that it is alive and can think, and feel, and reflect.
Isn’t this all so amazing? That the Universe should have this drive towards ever greater complexity? That the Universe should seem to celebrate such astonishing diversity and uniqueness? That the Universe should produce consciousness?