In poetry, we choose to share these bits and pieces of ourselves with strangers in hopes that they can understand and relate to our experiences.
Humanity— it’s a word we use to describe our innate ability for love, compassion, and the arts— but when did humans actually develop these characteristics? Did it begin with our logical, rational brains, developed once the gift of our opposable thumbs helped our ancestors to make spearheads? Travel back in time to the Paleolithic era, where we see the first instance of what we would recognize as art made by our ancient human ancestors on cave walls. Paleontologists and ancient anthropologists alike argue over the theory of what sparked modern human behavior. What was the start of humanity as we know it, and why does our perception of humanity seem to be changing?