Job 14:7-10

"For a tree there is hope,

if it be cut down, that it will sprout again
and that its tender shoots will not cease.

Even though its root grow old in the earth,
and its stump die in the dust,
Yet at the first whiff of water it may flourish again
and put forth branches like a young plant.

But when a man dies, all vigor leaves him;
when man expires, where then is he?"

image (c) Paul Buis, 2002