A number of recent events and discussions have left me contemplating mortality and the ending of things. I do not have words for the joys and losses that life represents, but here is a poem from Kobayashi Issa, one of Japan's most famous haiku poets. Even translated into English, I think it resonates.
What shall I leave behind? Empty skies. Fields.Dandelions. Birds swooping. Farewell. Farewell. Hands waving in the mist. --Issa.