The light from a supernova is the brightest light in the known universe. The light from a supernova can travel hundreds of billions of miles through space, reaching us here on this tiny planet Earth. When a star explodes into a supernova it expels many elements, elements that eventually will form other stars, planets, and yes, even is part of us.
Past supernova explosions emitted particles that helped create our solar system, the sun, Earth and other planets. Some of that stardust is within each of us so we are indeed Starchildren....while our light may not reach the intensity of a supernova, we all have a piece of starlight inside to light our way through the darkness that would seek to overwhelm us at times.
Perhaps if we could combine all our inner lights, we could shine as bright as any supernova ever has...at least this is my wish--that one day Humanity will shine as brilliantly as the brightest supernova in the Universe!