…cial guy or girl walks into the room out of a world of pure chance and chaos— sharing your air now. We’re all a little like that, swishing into rooms from our own worlds, full of exploded stars and dark matter. But we also belong here, because we are. Even if that only lasts for what must feel like the length of a song to the universe.
I love this part. It just evokes such a lovely feeling, and yet it’s based in truth not myth or magic. It reminds me of this bit of text from a book about the universe...
You are all stardust. You couldn’t be here if stars hadn’t exploded, because the elements — the carbon, nitrogen, oxygen, iron, all the things that matter for evolution — weren’t created at the beginning of time. They were created in the nuclear furnaces of stars, and the only way they could get into your body is if those stars were kind enough to explode. So, forget Jesus. The stars died so that you could be here today.
— Lawrence M. Krauss, A Universe from Nothing