Water is the fluid of life. Some physicists and biologists may consider electricity to be
the fluid of life, but that is a different project (and another oft-used symbol in my writing)
Water is unique among the species of matter in that its shape and makeup permit some strange
chemical behaviors. It is both acid and base, it dissolves both ionic and covalent compounds.
Water, for lack of a better phrase, is a liquid with a double life.