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I’m not interested in just nonchalantly passing through life while having a lot of mundane, but essentially superficial, experiences; I want to…

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I’m not interested in just nonchalantly passing through life while having a lot of mundane, but essentially superficial, experiences; I want to delve deep and (no matter what the answer entails) find out about the true essence of the whole and about existence. 

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[This is close up study of an adult Mayfly resting upon an outside-oriented window pane.  Though the immature “nymph” stage usually lasts around a year (living underwater), the adult stage of this order of insects usually only lives from a few minutes to a few days, depending on the species.  The primary function of the adult is reproduction.  Eating (for such a short adult span of time) is unnecessary; the mature adults don’t even possess functional mouth parts.  Often, they emerge as adults at the same time; that way, predators get satiated and can only eat so many at once, enabling the others to survive (though their time is not long).]

An adult Mayfly: Short-lived but beautiful! Photo by Thomas Peace 2014

An adult Mayfly: Short-lived but beautiful! Photo by Thomas Peace 2014