We are a way for the universe to know itself. Some part of our being knows this is where we came from. We long to return. And we can, because the cosmos is also within us. We're made of star stuff.
- Carl Sagan, Cosmos
This notion that we are made of star stuff sure makes me happy. I love this idea that we are all walking remnants of the Big Bang, our carbon the same carbon, little ambulatory bits of the Universe that we are.
It’s very useful as a way to think about ourselves and each other, to feel wonder in the presence of another.
We’re all just stars, man.
OK, not all of us. Some of us are Black Holes.