How beautiful and perfect are the animals!
How perfect the Earth, and the minutest thing on it!
What is called good is perfect, and what is called bad is just as perfect;
The vegetables and minerals are all perfect, and the imponderable fluids perfect.
Slowly and surely they have pass’d on to this, and slowly and surely they pass on.
I swear I think there is nothing but immortality.
~ Walt Whitman (1819–1892)