Recently I was flying into some place, and as we got closer to the ground, close enough to see in more detail, I began to look around and see if I could make out any people. It was a little disturbing, as I didn't see anyone for what seemed like a long time. There was evidence present that people had been there, i.e., buildings, vehicles, improvements to the landscape, but no people.
Not sure what I was feeling in this whole thing, but it was a distinct feeling, that's for sure.
There is evidence of life all around us, or rather artifacts present that show that life was once present, but may not be as present as it was before.
Will we be content to leave a mark behind that life once existed? How can we actually help perpetuate the life that is present and take it forward, instead of only leaving monuments that testify that the life that was once there has terribly receded?