Continuing our Deep Time map, late winter looks to the time from the first cell to the evolution of animals. For me, animals are a huge leap from bacteria – something unexpected, and time and again in my life, I’ve learned about things that I previously had no idea were real. As with all themes, this just an optional muse.
Late Winter (February 2 – March 20)
Cosmic event: First life on Earth to first animals
Theme: Unexpected discoveries
Questions: Life is an incredible thing – to imagine that molecules could self organize to give us reproduction, DNA heredity, and movement! Similarly, are there things in your life or in our world that have appeared in surprising ways – things that you didn’t imagine could exist?