Some Perspective About Planet Earth

  1. In a small patch of color inside a giant's eye, a blue planet swirls silently on its axis
  2. On its 365-day journey around the sun, 7.2 billion of its human inhabitants perpetuate their 200-thousand year history
  3. A sprawling history of art, culture, commerce and warfare
  4. Of institutions and ecosystems - each staffed with their own ecosystem of stewards
  5. Of deep neuroses and stigmas based on arbitrary scales built on faulty calculus
  6. Of skin deep dividing lines
  7. All of it within a small band of time on a planet 4.539 billion years its senior
  8. Laying within a 13.8 billion year old patch of color