Friday, March 12, 2010


Sometimes I think to myself,
If I wasn't here, where would I be?  What would I be?
Would I be a boy or a girl?
How tall would I be? Or maybe I would be short.
Would I speak a different language, like Japanese, Swedish, or Greek?
Maybe I will speak all three.
What talents would I have? Or, would I have any talents at all?
Would I live at the highest point of the earth, or the hottest place of the world,
maybe surrounded by a tropical forest, or dead centre of a chaotic city?
Who would I know? What would I do?
Where would I hang out, or where would I never leave?

But what if I wasn't human, but an animal?
What animal would I be?
Would I be at the top of the food chain, or at the bottom?
How long would I live?
Would I still be able to dream? What would I dream about?
Would I live on my own, or with a group of my kind?
Would I be able to realize what I was?

Or what if I was neither human nor animal, but a tree?
What part of the world would I exist in?
What kind of tree?
Would I be able to think? Would I have any thoughts at all?
Would I be something beautiful to look at, or a nuisance to everyone and would want to be cut down?
Would I be noticed, or forgotten?

Who am I now?

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