You walk down the streets at night and see metal lamp posts and neon lights and massive, artificially made signs and think “damn, humans have really messed this up. There should be more green and trees and this and that.” •••
Astronauts say that from space you can see tiny, microscopic bacteria in the oceans because their pigmentation catches the light just perfectly and paints a design across the water. We can’t see them on earth because it’s only visible when you step back and look at the whole picture.
They say humans light up the darkness of night in the same way. Luminescent clusters form around cities, showing growth of human life. From space, it looks brilliant and bright and glowing.
So, maybe that means we’re a bacteria. Maybe it doesn’t. It’s probably ok if we are though. From this, there is only one thing that I know for sure - whoever’s up there has a much clearer view.