So I was reminded today of a high school physics lesson in which I first learnt about how we are all made from stars. It is an interesting fact and one that seems impossible at first. However it is nothing other than the truth. If I remember correctly the only naturally occurring matter in the universe is hydrogen, every other element on the periodic table was made in the heart of a star, under the fusion generator which is gravity. The incredible density of the stars heart forms incredible heat and pressure, which are the catalyst for every other element to be formed from the calcium in your bones to the iron in your blood. The star then goes super nova and explodes these elements out into space where they coalesce into large rocks which join other large rocks and so on until a planet forms.
So if a planet attracts enough meteorites with water on them and is the right size in the right place an atmosphere forms and all the necessary elements are there for life to form all off them having been made in a star.
One day our star will die and it will expand out past the planet Earth and all of the elements that make up our bodies will go back to being part of a star, the circle of life on a vastly grander scale than the microcosm of birth and death played out day to day here. Even the stars have a birth and death and we are a small part of that process, that is beyond imagination in time and explosive power, and I find enormous peace in the thought of being part of this process and that one day everything that is me will one day rest in a star, the same place it began.