Saturday, 3 August 2013


We are, quite literally, stardust, the products of cosmic infernos, children of nebulas. It’s a wondrous and briefly ennobling thought – briefly, that is, because a moment’s reflection reveals that our glorious origin is shared by slugs, slime molds, and driveway gravel.

Rebecca Rupp (2005) Four Elements. London: Profile Books p349 


  1. Brilliant! Have copied this into a book of quotes and poems I am putting together as a "thank you present" for some very special friends. They too will appreciate the splendour and the humour.

    1. Thank you, Kirsten - I'm so glad you can use it. It's one of my favourites, which is why I put it first. And a special thank you for being first to comment here. You've made my day!


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