Wednesday, November 15, 2006

reflections of passion

"a little while back i was watching an interview with one of the astronauts from a space shuttle. and in this interview he was describing his experience while he was orbiting the planet. and he was saying how beautiful earth looks from above. but he said that much to his surprise, when he was going over europe, he was having a hard time telling the countries apart from each other. he said the reason for that was that the lines that there are in the maps are not in the ground. it makes a great point: these lines really don't exist. they're made up completely. and they perpetuate this illusion that somehow we are all different from each other. i think the world would be a much better place if some day we stop pretending that these lines exist and we concentrate in our similarities rather than our differences. and i just want you to remember one more thing: that everything great that has ever happened to humanity, since the beginning, has begun as a single thought in someone's mind. and if anyone of us is capable of such a great thought, then all of us have the same capacity, capability, because we are all the same."

['yanni live at the acropolis' - 1994]

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