Polyps, not particles

Like this drop of water here, particles are still tethered, by their substance, to their source.
Like this drop of water here, particles are still tethered, by their substance, to their source.

That particles (particulate matter, spherical blobs, or wobbly spiky blobs, or quivering string loops) decay is … astonishing. That particles exist is astonishing. What supports their short-lived presence? To handle this notion in our 3-D imagination, we use the upward surge of a droplet of liquid from the surface of a larger amount of liquid. Something like this:

I can’t help visualizing the relation between particulate presence and its source in this way. The surface that ejaculates the blob is always behind or underneath the particle. And although the neck that connects the blob to its parent background may get exceedingly thin, it never disappears. Particles never fully detach from their source. Indeed, they often sink back into it.

Total detachment from underlying being could never happen. That is, this could never happen:

Nothing has svabhava like this little droplet.
Nothing has svabhava like this little droplet.