Monday, May 14, 2012

Monday's Nature Quote

photo by C. Frank Starmer 


Unable to function as plants, we must serve as manure.
~ Edward Conze


12 comments:

  1. This quote made me laugh. I love it. 

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  2. Now there's a pithy quote, Pat! :-)

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  3. So . . . when you think about all those individual cement vaults underground that protect our ancestors from being eaten by worms. . . the words this quote brings to mind are,  what a waste!  They could be fertilizing a garden somewhere! A good argument for a simple pine box :-)

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  4. I'd still rather not plant Grandma in the carrot patch.

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  5. He must of ruffled quite a few feathers in his day.

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  6. Another quote, after divorce: " I am one of those unfortunate people who can neither live with women nor without them."  

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  7. Be kinda sweet to have a tree planted over her, though, don't you think?

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  8. Absolutely!  I hope they plant a tree over me :-) and well---maybe not carrots. 

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  9. What a legacy
    To leave one's rotting body
    For a greener earth:-)

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  10. oops---posted haiku on wrong page---

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  11. dkm, I was thinking along the same lines as you.  It will be a long time for many of our relatives to become manure if sustained in a impervious casket! Now ashes might fertilize the soil, but often they are washed to sea, and then become part of the cycle of life in another way.  Definitely food for thought when thinking about our last will and remains!

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  12. Interesting to think about it that way!

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