“If I died the world would continue to move along as if nothing had happened. Because we are all just a small part of it. When the small part in this case me, dies, the body remains. Water, Carbon, Ammonia, Lime, Phosphorous, Salt, Saltpeter, Sulfur, Magnesium, Fluorine, Iron, and Aluminum right? The body is only a combination of those simple elements. Nothing more. We’re destined to be decomposed by bacteria, and become nutrients for plants, then you follow the process further, those plants nourish herbivores. And those herbivores nourish carnivores. Even others like us. And even though we lose awareness our lives keep on moving through the system. The great flow that maintains the universe, call it the cycle of life, the course of nature each one of us is just a small part of that part. One in the all. Yet without all the individual ones, the all can’t exist. This world flows by following grander laws that we can’t even imagine. To recognize that flow, to work in it. To decompose, and recreate, that is alchemy. The cycle of life only goes one direction, not even alchemy can change that.”—Edward Elric.
Negatives Have the Potential to Become Positive.
Clouds well up as tears appear.
Rain patters softly,
rippling across an atmosphere.
Water droplets trickle down your window pane,
and flow with latent urgency,
conforming to the sill below.
Unseen by those peering in from its tear streaked glass,
but treasured by a shallowly rooted soul.
Pools of flowing water gather along warped edges of the rotting sill.
What once was a branch of oak,
is now a vessel of a cloud’s will.
Water bursts from the confines of the ledge as it overflows,
reaching the soil of plants struggling below.
- Jalen Sleet