A novel poetic
concept, 'interbeing' is the suggestion that on contemplating an object, everything necessary for the creation of that object is a part of it. Reminds me of quantum superposition
in an oblique way.
"If you are a poet, you will see clearly that there is a cloud floating in this sheet of paper. Without a cloud there will be no rain; without rain, the trees cannot grow; and without trees we cannot make paper. The cloud is essential for the paper to exist. If the cloud is not here, the sheet of paper cannot be here either. So we can say that the cloud and the paper inter-are. Interbeing is a word that is not in the dictionary yet, but if we combine the prefix inter with the verb to be, we have a new verb, inter-be." Thich Nhat Hanh, Buddhist monk and author, Peace Is Every Step.
Everything around us was created at the dawn of time, and all the heavy atoms were formed in supernovae
. That's probably the first thing to see.
Src: Utne Reader, July/August 2002