Links In A Long Chain

“We are stardust, we are golden,
We are billion year old carbon,
And we got to get ourselves back to the garden.”-Crosby, Stills, Nash &Young

As billion year old carbon our connections go way, way, back in the universe. I look for something to sustain me during this long epidemic in inspirational books. I just finished one by Jack Kornfield. In it he mentions that we are breathing in molecules from Julius Caesar’s last breath because the molecules were dispersed throughout the earth’s air. Better than breathing in a virus. So far away from ‘the garden,’ were we ever really meant to live in Eden? What can sustain us now? In Nazi concentration camps, people wrote poetry, and hid it in the walls.  Just like ancient molecules, written words passed down connect us. We are part of all who have come before, links in a long chain. ‘We are stardust, we are golden.’

Stream of Consciousness Saturday, #SOCS, is hosted by Linda G Hill. The prompt word for today is ‘link.’

Featured image ‘We Are But Specks of Stardust’ by Jason Jacobs on



24 thoughts on “Links In A Long Chain

  1. willowdot21

    Very nice post I love the way you linked it to The song which brings back memories. We are all linked to the past present and future….I hope we will not be sending virus particles into the future.

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  2. Dan Antion

    These are difficult times in which to chart a course forward. Not so unlike the time in which CSNY wrote that song. Perhaps we have to keep trying until we get it right. Until we find our way back.

    Very nice use of the prompt, Deborah.

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  3. JoAnna

    I’ve always loved that song and must have listened to it a hundred times. But I never really heard the line about the carbon. I do still believing in the garden though. Great post!

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