Florida Time Forgot, Mark Renz 1-239-368-3252
Mark Renz photo and words
What draws so many of us to the sea?
Is it the endless expanse of blue,
calm one day and a raging tempest the next?
Is it because we know we come from the sea
and that our ancestors’ ancestors
lived an eternity there before crawling out
to explore the dry world we now call home?
Do we hear a chorus of primitive voices
in the lapping of the waves,
smell and taste our life source
in the salty spray,
or feel evolution’s sculpting touch
as we walk a beach with bare feet,
lost in quiet reflection?
It is not always easy to remove ourselves
from the trappings of the present,
to peel back the layers of time
and travel in reverse
to our most
humble beginnings in the sea.
But what a remarkable and
journey it has been.
And while we may argue passionately
about who or what started and influenced it all —
an omnipotent Creator or eons of trial and error —
there is ample proof that life is constantly changing.
Great variations of animals and plants
have evolved before us,
and should the human race
live far into the future —
we will no doubt bear witness
to an unending procession
of changes to come,
many brought on by us
and many well
beyond our control.
Here's to what we can learn about the past,
what we can experience in the present
and what we can apply to our future!