Part of History

Blessed to Live Today

To be one of the few
To live in the world that was new
Must have been wonderful
Uncorrupted and fresh.
Safe.
Watching stars at night.
Playing with the animals.
And then advancing.

Creating.
Fire.
Shelter.
Singing an unwritten song. A first melody.
Making a musical instrument.
Hammering or carving tools.
And then to build the first building.

Compiling ideas.
Discovery.
Building bigger. Building higher.
Building more beautiful-more sound.
Pyramids, halls.
Glistening with newness.
Extravagant.
Skilled crafters.

I live in an old world.
Long since new.

The world is wery with use.
Warm with blood.
With struggle.
War.
Corrupted by darkness.
Stubbornness.
Wanton greed.
Hurt, pain.
But I am blessed to live today.

I am a part of every decade,
Every century,
Every time.

I have seen,
Felt,
Heard,
Understood
Every people.
Every style and time.
Every battle.

I see everything down the ages,
Am a part of every nation.
And build on.

My own mark will be a speck
On a wide and varied tapestry.
Beautiful.
Woven of all that has been
And all that will be.

All of Earth’s history is spread before me-
I am a part of it all.
I live it all.
I use the knowledge to further progress
And I am blessed to live today.

Egypt

Flying Over Egypt

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