Carbon and Connectedness

I’ll use the word God because we’re all familiar with the concept. But I’m not talking about a white beard and pearly gates, I’m talking about the concept of a unifying element. A connectedness. Some people understand this in terms of God, but it can be given any name or no name at all. I do think there is connectivity between us all, human, animal, vegetable, mineral.

Imagine if carbon is that one thing connects us all. On an elemental level, what if carbon is the one commonality between us all. The stars, the moon, the fish in the sea. Carbon is the essence of organic matter. It’s what we are all reduced to in the end. What if God, or the unifying element is carbon? What if it was all that simple and that complete?

Molecules of like attract each other, the way water droplets want to unify to form one big droplet, and the way metal molecules will fuse just by being near each other. Perhaps that what carbon is trying to do. Perhaps that’s why we are so hung up with our physical lives. And perhaps that’s why we never feel fully whole, forever disconnected. Because we just want to become one with each other and ourselves.

Carbon is the 15th most abundant element in the Earth’s crust, and the fourth most abundant element in the universe by mass after hydrogen, helium, and oxygen. It is present in all known lifeforms, and in the human body carbon is the second most abundant element by mass (about 18.5%) after oxygen.[14] This abundance, together with the unique diversity of organic compounds and their unusual polymer-forming ability at the temperatures commonly encountered on Earth, make this element the chemical basis of all known life.


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  1. Mmmmmm interesting idea!!!!

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