mortality by Jonathan Fiero

I suppose my love for nature is found in a deep seeded fear of my mortality. It would be hard to imagine any person not wanting to believe in an after life, but wanting to believe and actually believing are two very different things. And so it is in nature that we find immortality, a world that  seemingly never changes during our own short time. However, like a pet will die before its owner, our mother earth simply bears witness to the ultimate demise of countless creatures and souls, all leading to the eventuality of her own death.