Along the edges of the marsh there is an abundance of life and death. Standing back and looking at the big picture, the dead trees are surrounded by the living. Getting in closer and closer one sees there is much life in the decaying wood. Closer yet, there is evidence of complete life cycles in both the living and the dead. The living and dying cannot be separate. They are dependent on each other. They “inter-are”. As humans, I think it is likely we will be happier when we can embrace living and dying like the trees.