A petrified perspective

This is a picture of petrified wood. It is common in the Dakotas. I found this piece in my yard.

It is hard to believe that I am holding something that was alive millions of years ago.

As I reflected on it…holding incredibly ancient memories in my hand it put the urgencies and emergencies of today in perspective.

They too shall pass…and petrify.

We shall not. Millions of years from now we will be more alive than we can even imagine. And that is a reason for hope.

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