The earth element/winter season relates with, amongst other themes, the physical body and your relationship with it. So as a little reminder of the miracle that your body is, let's break it down to this:
You are comprised of: 84 minerals, 23 Elements, and 8 gallons of water spread across 38 trillion cells.
You have been built up from nothing by the spare parts of the Earth you have consumed, according to a set of instructions hidden in a double helix and small enough to be carried by a sperm.
You are recycled butterflies, plants, rocks, streams, firewood, wolf fur, and shark teeth, broken down to their smallest parts and rebuilt into the planet’s most complex living thing. The air you breathe is the same air that was inhaled and exhaled by your ancestors and the dinosaurs.
The water in your body is just visiting. It was a thunderstorm a week ago. It will be the ocean soon. Most of your cells come and go like morning dew. We are mote weather pattern than stone monument. Sunlight and mist. Summer lightening.