We often understand nature through the human self-important way. Describing food as fresh or rotten is a human concept. Even food that looks ‘fresh’ is in the process of decay. We only notice changes when they are significant, but we live in a world of constant change.
A rotting thing is teeming with life. When things decompose, they are broken down and recycled into the ecosystem. The universe recycles. The atoms within us have already been a myriad of different things. We have been mountains and rivers. After we are gone, we will go on to be a myriad of new things.
Humans have always sought for immortality – but in fact, we might be the body cells of eternal life, which are allowed to exist until we become rusty and finally start being replaced.