Life looking back at life

How extraordinary that the fundamental constituents of everything – quarks, neutrinos, bosons, electrons – made a universe in which it was possible for human beings to arise.

We, beings with the intelligence, creativity and ingenuity from early on to build tools, and make art.

We, inventing devices to look back to the dawn of time and into the structure of matter so that, at last, the particles that gave rise to all of it can be seen.

Surely we are life’s own way of looking out at the universe, and back again at life.

And how often we forget the wonder of it all in the thrum and thrall of everyday existence.

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