For ages woodworms have fed in the arch, at once source and sustain of life. Science and Technology boosted their numbers to a point were the structural integrity of the arch started to be compromised.
For thousands of years, species lived in earth exposed to what nature and evolution did bring to the plate. So many combinations of atoms into molecules populated this planet. Until mankind learned to handle those pesky atoms and started exploring new combinations.
Now and then we stop reading. Struck by a sentence that has so much in itself that we need some moments to read it again, again, and again.