Symbolic Water

Water deserves to be a religious symbol, not just because it supports life but because it is a symbol of reconciliation because it is composed in precisely equal portions of hydrogen ions H⁺ (the strongest possible acid) and hydroxyl ions OH⁻ (the strongest possible caustic) forming a perfectly mild combination. In a similar way, table salt NaCl is formed of sodium, a metal so reactive it often spontaneously catches fire on exposure to air or water and chlorine, a poisonous gas used in warfare.

~ Roedy (born:1948-02-04 age:68)