Atoms I know Strings I know. these are the things that energy operates in. If we were to be able to make a atom or a string large enough to hold in our hand and pull it apart to smaller and smaller pieces would we begin to understand what energy really is. We know all the aspects of energy But do we understand what energy is . I read that there are only two things matter and energy. to my understanding that is not true. There is only energy formed or molded in cohesive ways to represent matter. From atoms to strings to the nose on my face there is only energy, is this correct.