To Consider

eric mccarty
2 min readJul 9, 2022
To Consider — Headless Now — Prose Poem — Moca McCarty Photo

To consider:

it’s amazing to consider the infinite number of things that have to take place in an exact and perfect manner for life to be as it is right now. I’m almost at a lost to even begin a description, starting with the body and I’m immediately overwhelmed by it’s cohesion, each cell working in individual function and yet somehow an entire body occurs. The body is a truly incredible instrument to consider, and yet those cells that work so hard to provide us form are made of molecules, broken down further still and we arrive to an arrangement of atoms. To think of the body, really breaking it down to every level for consideration, and we come to those very basic building blocks of reality, our debt and gratitude should then extend to the particles that give cause for the existence of atoms, protons and neutrons sitting central while electrons swirl about them. This too is what we are, from cell to particle is our consideration, an amazing arrangement of infinite things that give rise to who we are.

but then and even more amazing still…

we find that particles exists as waves, not points really, nothing of substance that adds together for the accumulation of form — atoms mostly consist of fields, nothing really, simply potentiality for our consideration. It seems that finally we are no more than faint ideas, a thought that somehow gains vibrations and continues through these possible channels to eventually be a cell. Just one cell. And infinite times more and there’s a body, a mind, coherence between the two.

so what we truly are is a possibility.

somehow made so.

it’s amazing to consider.


Peace, Eric

eric mccarty

Writer, prose poetry, meditation teacher and lifetime student