Monday, January 01, 2007

Good Grief; Let the Good Times Roll!






Jacob (and Snoopy) doing his Happy Dance! And, the Grande Finale: TA-DA!





Doctor Lewis Thomas writes in The Lives of a Cell: "Statistically, the probablilty of any one of us being here is so small that you'd think the mere fact of existence would keep us all in a contented dazzlement of surprise. We are alive against the stupendous odds of genetics, infinitely out-numbered by all the alternates who might, except for luck, be in our places... Everyone is one in three billion* at the moment, which describes the odds. Each of us is a self-contained, free-standing individual, labeled by specific protein configurations at the surface of cells, identifiable by whorls of fingertip skin, maybe even by special medleys of fragrance. You'd think we'd never stop dancing!"

* (World population increased from 3 billion in 1959 to 6 billion by 1999. As of five minutes ago, the estimated population of the world: 6,616,052, 965. And heaven knows, I've done my share. Tho' I suppose the 3 billion Dr. Thomas referred to was sperm.)
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8 comments:

Anonymous said...

You are right, when you think of it that way, it's a great reason to dance. Staggering numbers.

Anonymous said...

Always a reason to dance! Adorable photos and Snoopy image. Happy New Year!

Tammy said...

Wow! Whoda thunk it;) Doing my happy dance...sort of. LOL

Anonymous said...

Thanks for this it is truly inspiring. I want to keep that quote and put it somewhere I can read it every day. And Snoopy! I've always loved Snoopy. Can I borrow him? And as for that grandson - what a joy! I won't ask to borrow him - I know what the answer to that would be! ;) But maybe I can borrow some of that joy? Yeah!

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year...you truely are one in 6.6 billion...or more! You make me smile....all the time! Just like snoopy!

Turquoise CRO said...

I HOPE I smell like patchouli! LOL and YES! Let's all DANCE more often! Thanks! for the cutesie reminder!!! xo, Cinda

Anonymous said...

WOW!!!! is all I can say to that post.

Anonymous said...

I think about it all the time, how random it is that I am here. If my parents had gotten pregnant a month earlier or later, I would not be here blogging but a brother or sister of mine.

So I am lucky to be here blogging with you today. :)

Great post.