Matter is indeed infinitely and incredibly refined.
To anyone who has ever looked on the face of a dead child or parent
the mere fact that matter could have taken for a time
that precious form,
ought to make matter sacred ever after.
It makes no difference what the principle of life may be, material or immaterial,
matter at any rate co-operates, lends itself to all life's purposes.
That beloved incarnation was among matter's possibilities.
pragmatism - william james - 1907