When I saw the prompt for today was "element," I naturally thought of "elephant"…
Anyway, element makes me think of chemistry, and chemistry makes me think of my old lab partner. I haven’t been able to find her, and I have a feeling she might have shuffled off this mortal plane, so I haven’t given her a whole lot of thought lately.
Anyway, in chemistry, there are a couple hundred elements, which are the basic building blocks of everything on Earth. Everything that isn’t an element can be broken down into the elements that it contains, such as water (hydrogen and oxygen), table salt (sodium and chlorine), methane (carbon and hydrogen), and sodium laureth sulfate (carbon, hydrogen, oxygen, sulfur, and sodium). (That’s found in a lot of shampoos.)
I was going to talk about Strunk and White at this point, then I said, "hey, haven’t I already talked about them?" And, lo and behold, I located an SoCS entry that I had written pretty close to when I started doing this weekly challenge, all the way back in 2014, before many of you were reading The Sound of One Hand Typing, when Linda used "element" as the prompt. So, I’ll simply send you over there, and you can see that I talked about a lot of the same things I talked about today. Happy reading!
Linda is our hostess for Stream of Consciousness Saturday. Now a word about Chevron Supreme gasoline, a super-octane fuel for today’s horsepower!