Fire is commonly associated with qualities of energy. Heraclitus regarded the soul as a mixture of water and fire, with the latter being more noble, believing that the goal of the soul is to be cleansed of water to become pure fire since worldly pleasures make the soul “moist.” Ice, a naturally-occurring crystalline, is believed to be slippery because molecules in contact with air cannot properly bond with molecules of the mass of ice beneath. These molecules remain in a semi-liquid state, providing lubrication regardless of pressure against the ice exerted by any object. Ice comes in many forms. Snowflakes are created when tiny droplets freeze. Pellets, or sleet, consist of translucent balls of ice that are a fusion of rain and snow. Hail generates in storm clouds when supercooled water droplets freeze on contact with condensation nuclei like dust or dirt. “Diamond dust,” or ice needles, forms at temperatures approaching -40°C.
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