“I guess it shouldn’t surprise us to find ourselves linked with the stars.
Every atom of gold or silver jewelry was created in supernovas. The
water we drink, the air we breathe, the ground we walk, the complicated
pouch of fluids and salts and minerals and bones we are — all forged in
some early chaos of our sun. I think it was the astrophysicist John
Wheeler who remarked that we are the sun’s way of thinking about itself.”
-Diane Ackerman, *A Slender Thread: Rediscovering Hope at the Heart of Crisis*