NaCl (Sodium Chloride) A Love Story

Just a little atom of Chlorine, valence minus one. Swimming through the sea, digging the scene, just having fun. She's not worried about the shape or size of her outside shell. It's fun to ionize. Just a little atom of CL with an unfilled shell.

But somewhere in that sea lurks handsome Sodium, with enough electrons on his outside shell plus that extra one. Somewhere in this deep blue sea there's a negative for my extra energy. Yes, somewhere in this foam my positive will find a home.

Then unsuspecting Chlorine felt a magnetic pull. She looked down and her outside shell was full. Sodium cried, "What a gas, be my bride and I'll change your name from Chlorine to Chloride!"

Now the sea evaporates to make the clouds for the rain and snow, leaving her chemical compounds in the absence of H20. But the crystals that wash upon the shore are happy ones. So, if you never thought before, think of the love that you eat when you salt your meat!

This is my illustration of the song "NaCl (Sodium Chloride)" written by Kate and Anna McGarrigle and found on their "Pronto Monto" album which was re-released by Omnivore Records in July of 2016,

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