above Otter Creek Road, Nashville, TN
"When you walk through a forest that has not been tamed and interfered with by man, you will see not only abundant life all around you, but you will also encounter fallen trees and decaying trunks, rotting leaves and decomposing matter at every step. Wherever you look, you will find death as well as life.On Sunday night, I was made an offer I couldn't refuse and am on my way south to St. Joseph Bay State Buffer Preserve in Florida to make drawings and photos and probably some watercolors. Monitoring the oil movement, I cannot get down there fast enough. If I can find wifi, I'll share reports on site. If not, when I get back.
Upon closer scrutiny, however, you will discover that the decomposing tree trunk and rotting leaves not only give birth to new life, but are full of life themselves. Microorganisms are at work. Molecules are rearranging themselves. So death isn't to be found anywhere. There is only the metamorphosis of life forms. What can you learn from this?
Death is not the opposite of life. Life has no opposite. The opposite of death is birth. Life is eternal." —Eckhart Tolle, Stillness Speaks
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