Forget the old textbook definition of life—something to the effect of life being a self-perpetuating, nonequilibrium process based on carbon chemistry and driven by the influx of solar energy. That never resonated with anyone who mused on life. No, life must be something much richer, immeasurably more worthy of our attention. Life is mystery and masterpiece—an overflowing abundance of perfect compositions. You and I are among them, here for a brief time to delight in as many more as we possibly can.
Douglas Axe “Undeniable”