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contrast... Thou hast existed as a part; thou shalt disappear into that which produced thee. This, too, nature wills. Pass then through this little space of time conformably to nature and end thy journey in content, just as the olive falls when it is ripe, thanking the tree on which it grew and blessing the nature that gave it birth.
mossy trees -- this would make a great background for a cover for Miazaki's Princess Mononoke film. ;-)