A/N: Written after the Breath and Life song (Audiomachine). I could always see the scene, that somehow reminded me on evolution, I just couldn't pinpoint on what I actually saw evolving. Saw it the day before yesterday :P

Summary: Existance remains undisturbed, untouched ... empty.

Listening to while writing: Breath and Life - Audiomachine

Not beta-ed.

CLAIMER: by Me.


EVOLUTION


"Humanity will ever seek but never attain perfection.
Let us at least survive and go on trying."

- Dora Russell


Empty existence.

Sky and earth, without wind or other movement as far as the vision could reach. Empty of a heartbeat or flow. Bright blue sky and brown dirt …

… Like a breath of life, one spot of the soil moves – is pushed away by a tiny green sprout that grows up, and away from the boring dirt beneath …

… The second breath gives the sprout thorns and a bud, which evolves into a beautiful red rose that bathes in the light of the empty place …

… Next breath gives birth to another bud and another blossom …

… The fourth breath is the one that makes the flower grow even more stems, thorns and blossoms until it becomes a big bush of roses …

… With the fifth one the bush grows out of its limits, and disintegrates into nothingness. From the center of where bush once was, a small brown sparrow hops into the air and flies away …

… A cat jumps from above, landing on the ground, but not disrupting it. It continues stalking an invisible pray … growing in the process, but never able to make any progress from the spot where it landed …

… A leopard starts running, its steps light … no footprints left behind, for it didn't move from the invisible border that held it in that holy place …

… Its tale grows thicker, its muscles gain more shape as his form thins into the one of a running cheetah …

… As it stops, it changes its form into that of a lemur. The animal lifts itself on its hind legs, holding balance with its thick and colorful tail …

… With one breath alone it grows, looses fur and forms into a man …

… Man sees the distance he cannot reach. Man runs, but never moving from the spot of dirt where life began. His feet not meeting ground, so it never disrupts it. The dirt remains unmoved from the first time, untouched … the same.

Man looses some of his mass, form evolves, skull grows and looses the messy hair, jaw moves back. His moves become softer … graceful.

He stops and looks into the sky, arms opened wide in prayer and search for something more as he bathes in light …

… Existence holds breath a man shatters into a billion of pieces the size of a molecule. Mechanic, every one of them. Color, undefined. They bounce from the ground …

… As life's breath is let go again, it turns into a song, and the pieces fly up and away from the dirt. They gather together in the air, swirl around the empty space like a spiral of wind …

… Inside the spiral the parts piece themselves together like a three-dimensional puzzle, forming the outer layer of feather fluff that covers the muscle part of a wing, leaving the inside empty like a hollow shell …

… The pieces swirl and start building a shell of a delicate hand with small wrists, then continuing to form up the outer side of an arm, finally putting a little more work on the elbow part and still traveling to the shoulder in the process, leaving slower pieces to finish the work with the rest of the limb …

… Shoulder is created with precision, parts combining into section of the neck and up, up the delicate thing, forming the lower part of the jaw, and the other branch – part of the hairline …

… As enough of the head is formed it falls down, chin resting by the newly formed chest of a crouching woman – her form thin, delicate, beautiful …

… Pieces fix the holes in the shell, making it whole – soft, but solid.

… As the last part of the once great swirl finds its place in the woman's vertex, creature breathes, throwing her head back in the process. Wings stretch out, form moves and in one flash of light it disappears from the place …

… Dirt remains. Unmoved, untouched since the sprout. Sky and earth, without wind or other movement as far as the vision could reach.

Empty existence.


John Hammond: "And if we could only step
aside
and trust in nature, life will find a way."

-Jurassic Park: The Lost World