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.
Death is not the opposite of life.
Life has no opposite.
The opposite of death is birth.
Life is eternal.