Nothing … but CONNECTION!!!
Alone, we are penciled-in and easily erased — together, we are destined to be diamonds forever!
It’s worthwhile for humanity to take a minute to consider the diamond — fundamentally nothing more than incinerated toast and graphite pencil lead. All are composed solely of carbon. The only difference between being easily erasable and virtually indestructible is high-quality connection. A latticework arrangement of carbon atoms turns a black lump of charcoal into the hardest gem on Earth, full of brilliance and fire. Humanity organized into Connection Circles will shine with the diamond’s trademark brilliance.
“Vaporized by the sun! Wasn’t that what the universe had in store for all of us? There would come a day when the sun exploded like a red balloon, and everyone on earth would be reduced in less than a camera flash to carbon. Didn’t Genesis say as much? For dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return …
Diamonds were nothing more than carbon, but carbon in a crystal lattice that made it the hardest known mineral in nature. That was the way we all were headed. I was sure of it. We were destined to be diamonds!”
― Alan Bradley, The Weed That Strings the Hangman’s Bag