The seeming death of one of the forest giants is but a passing folly of our sapient mind.
In truth, this carcass of oak teems with life and fecundity.
In every shadow and crack there is feasting and movement.
Its great trunk casts shade and the jetsam of its being nourishes the encompassing earth.
It has not left us, it is merely changing form, shapeshifting into the greater whole to become the source of other sparks of life.
There is no ending nor even begining. No fear nor mourning.
Here now, the great cycle of life manifests in its own genius of creation.
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