Most dust, not so much.
According to the people who get to make up the rules, Dust is fine particles of matter. (Fine as in tiny, not as in good, not as in fine-Fine-FINE!)
Still according to the scholars, dust “generally consists of particles…that come from…soil…volcanic eruptions, and pollution. Dust in homes, offices, and other human environments contains small amounts of plant pollen, human and animal hairs, textile fibers, paper fibers, minerals from outdoor soil, human skin cells, burnt meteorite particles and many other materials.” Dust scientists are clearly into ellipses (which kind of look like dust).
Is it any wonder that I can’t keep up with the cleaning? Basically, dust has taken over and there’s no getting dust-free.
The dust dragons just peeked over my shoulder to read that and they snickered. Have you ever heard a dust dragon snicker? Not pleasant, my friend.
Not only is dust omni-present on the planet, it is everywhere in the galaxy (I’m taking the scientists’ word on this not having personally visited all corners of the galaxy). I don’t know whether knowing there is dust everywhere makes me feel better or worse.
I was going to share Interesting Facts About Dust with you, but when I looked them up (and I did) I decided I had no interest in repeating them. So I will summarize: ick.
The dust dragons are offended by that characterization, but I’m standing by it.
I can say with certainty that the dust here in southwest Ohio is tame compared to wild, ravaging dust of New York City. In NYC, black dust dug its way into all our furniture no matter how often we cleaned. One of the reasons we moved was to protect your little lungs.
Since dust, no matter what city we’re talking about, refuses to clean itself, I am off to gather up the dust dragons and cull the herd.