Salvation And Compost

by solitary walker

“It is easy for me to link salvation and compost. Compost has an almost mystical quality. It is made up of anything that was or is alive and is biodegradable — straw, spoiled hay, grass clippings, animal remains, manure, garbage, flesh, table scraps etc. A compost heap represents immortality. Nothing dies as such. All living things complete their cycle and return to the pool of life. There is neither beginning nor end, only the inexorable turning of the great wheel: growth, decay, death and rebirth.”

William Frank Longgood Voices From The Earth: A Year In The Life Of A Garden (1991)