Evolution has favoured organisms on the basis of their ability to respond to threats and utilise opportunities to survive and procreate. However, this equation is not evenly balanced between opportunities and threats! If you survive to live another day, you can hope to get another opportunity tomorrow even if you miss one today! But if you miss warding off that threat to your existence today, you won’t live to see another day.
A pair of wings that has not yet taken flight,
Elusive on most days and palpable on others,
Like petrichor after a rainstorm.