The thing is, Life goes on. We will each die, but Life goes on. It may not go on as we think it ought, but it will go on. We may miss an indivdual, but how many individuals have gone before? All whom we have known, and ourselves, are no more than leaves on the Tree of Life, fated to fall in our time.
If gardening teaches us anything, it must be this: that we are part of something greater than ourselves; that we learn about it, to our profit, only in humility.
"Yesterday is history; tomorrow is mystery; today is a gift, that's why it's called the present." E. Roosevelt "If the world is to end tomorrow, I would plant an apple tree today" Martin Luther