Wednesday, January 7, 2015

We Are Made Of Star-Stuff

The nitrogen in our DNA, the calcium in our teeth, the iron in our blood, the carbon in our apple pies were made in the interiors of collapsing stars. We are made of starstuff.
- Carl Sagan
In the last two-day period, here in the comfortable Western world, we have collectively witnessed a couple of barbaric attacks. It's hard to make sense of it. But I find some measure of comfort in Carl's quote.

May the perpetrators be brought to justice, and may the victims and their families and friends of these attacks find some peace.

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