It is amazing to me how often I miss obvious things in life. Growing up, I enjoyed the sitcom Get Smart. The protagonist’s name was Maxwell Smart, secret agent for Control. Agent Smart was locked in a never-ending battle with Chaos (this was the sixties). He was a bumbling ignoramus who always managed to solve the crime and get the girl, the svelte agent 99. Thirty years later, I deduced the double entendre; get smart and Get Smart. I often wonder how many other things just went right over my head.
In my premed advanced physics classes, we discussed the importance of Einstein’s famous equation, E=MC2 which has entered our everyday lexicon. I recently comprehended its full gravity (no pun intended). It basically says that energy and mass are equivalent. You can transmute energy into something solid and then turn that solid back into energy. This is an amazing truth and is at the core of your existence.