Each second that we live we dare,
And in death too we give to share,
We are all part of the great cycle
and return to the plants, animals and air.
No atom do we hold for long
No matter how cold and strong
We are part of a great wheel
That holds us all where we belong.
Connected through our DNA
Through the realms of eternity
To life in all its panoply
We have our time in which to play.
The time of stars has different span
To that enjoyed by plant and man
So enjoy it while you can
That is the essence of my plan.
Every three months most of our cells are replaced. We change our bodies four times a year. The molecules come in and out. There are no barriers to the recycling. The atoms do not change. We are part of it all.
Nothing of our bodies is permanent. Change is the key.
The only permanence we have is what is contained in our DNA. We pass the codes down through the generations.
Our lives are short. We merely glimpse the magic of the universe and are gone in the blink of an eye. But our codes live on for longer. We live down the generations through our DNA. We are part of the big cycle of life on this planet. Our task is to appreciate it.