The Majesty of Existence--Why is there anything rather than nothing?

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We should consider every day lost in which we have not danced at least once.
And we should call every truth false which was not accompanied by at least one laugh.

Friedrich Nietzsche

Nothing is ever really lost, or can be lost,
No birth, identity, form -- no object of the world.
Nor life, nor force, nor any visible thing;
Appearance must not foil, nor shifted sphere confuse thy brain.
Ample are time and space -- ample the fields of Nature.
The body, sluggish, aged, cold -- the embers left from earlier fires,
The light in the eye grown dim, shall duly flame again;
The sun now low in the west rises for mornings and for noon’s continual;
To frozen clouds ever the spring's invisible law returns,
With grass and flowers and summer fruits and corn.

Walt Whitman

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