It's fairly easily to visualize space bending as a result of the mass of an object, and that the bending of space is effectively gravity. But if mass always results in bending space (how else could it hold it in this universe?), is it possible that mass and the bending of space is precisely the same thing? IOW, if I were to wave a magic wand and place a bend distortion in space, did I just create mass? It would behave as a gravitational field and pull things toward its center, no? THANKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!