We found the remains of a deer a few years back. We kept its skull and have it on a table outside.
I noticed that there were lichens growing on it, and took this photo of some dried lichens in the eye socket.
But it has rained for a few days, and the lichens have swelled up and gotten more colorful.
Maybe when I die, instead of locking me in a box and burying it underground, or burning my body to ashes, someone will transport my skull to a wild place. It will set there on the ground for a few years growing lichens.
A few decades more and it will all be soil, nourishing the critters.
Dust to dust…