Out of this fire, water is born.
Quaint Victorian chemistry gives us an image of
one oxygen and two hydrogen atoms in a fixed molecule
that bounces around from place to place.
The reality of water is not so orderly.
The hydrogen atoms are not owned by any particular
Water is a substance very much in love with itself,
and the atoms connect in webs and clusters where oxygen shares around the hydrogen atoms freely,
a fluid situation indeed.
–Ian D. Anderson, Ian Lurking Bear