I am continually struck by the fact that every tiny movement, every small decision impacts the world around us. Say, for instance, that you are standing in a breeze and you happen to catch a leaf that is falling from a nearby tree. You take this leaf home with you. This leaf, then, never goes to a pile of leaves, never gets swept up and turned into compost, and doesn’t contribute to the growth of a new tree. But say that you did let it go, and all of those things happened. The leaf would never be pressed between the pages of a heavy Webster’s dictionary, never leave a trace of its DNA on the pages, and never contribute to the result of a murder case. Who knows what would happen if things went another way? No one is ever told what would have happened, as Aslan the Lion says in [one of the Narnia books- LWW?]. It is only up to our imaginations to wonder.
When a stone is dropped into the water, ripples spread across the pond, interrupting the otherwise still surface, setting in motion a chain of events that eventually affects everything in the pond.
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