How Rare and Beautiful It Is

One of the challenges of being a dad to a teenage daughter is learning to deal with the mood swings and emotional outbursts that seem to erupt on a daily basis. The other challenge is having to put up with her taste in music: she loves the stuff that most teens enjoy, which of course I dislike! However, one day, she shared a song with me that pulled me in immediately. I confess I listened to it several times a day for the first two weeks!

In my opinion, everything about the song is beautiful: the video, the lyrics, and the music. So far, I’ve just been content to enjoy the song without attempting to analyze it in any great depth. But these words from the song:

I’d give anything to hear
You say it one more time,
That the universe was made
Just to be seen by my eyes.

… came to mind this morning when I came across an article, “Anthropic arrogance” by David Barash.  As I began reading this article, I immediately recalled a conversation I had with a colleague at work who remarked how insignificant we are in the vastness of the cosmos.

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