Calcium: (n) the chemical element of atomic number 20, a soft gray metal.
I know there’s calcium in milk. It’s why, when I was a kid, I drank the stuff–because I was told it would “make my bones strong.”
It’s kind of like having a soul. The absence of one is terrifying, but the presence just makes you upright.
So somewhere along the line, when I grew older, I was told that milk was no longer necessary because I did not need the calcium for my bones.
You know what’s funny? I didn’t even question that.
I even heard warnings that if you continued to take in too much calcium, you would get kidney stones. (As I said, please don’t repeat that–it’s just something that tripped across my ears.)
I’m glad I have bones, just like I’m glad I have a soul, and even though I don’t see my bones (unless there’s a really serious problem) likewise, my soul keeps me walking straight.
Well, let’s not get into it.