Islands of bacterial activity
Everything else has a restricted set of interactions with its immediate living space, chemical or atomic, depending how small you go… Small things ingesting and spitting out chemicals. It’s very direct and relatively easily observable; you can see what every one does, what their function is. Cogs in the system. Even the animals have a fairly regulated set of activities. The fox doesn’t seem to wonder about his options, about what to do next.
And what of us? Maybe we’re the same: ingesting and spitting out chemicals, but it’s all obscured by our variety of manual (really, MANUAL, manipulated, hand-based) activities. Just elaborate versions of germs. It’s hard to see it past of egos but if you could step outside for a minute, isn’t earth just overrun… And what does it add up to but filigreed slime?
Just a note. Not a question, doesn’t need an answer. Not negative. I think filigreed slime is wonderful.