I am haunted by the book I am reading--The World Without Us. The author basically describes how the earth will reclaim itself after humans disappear. My husband picked it up and started extolling its virtues and I resisted. It sounded creepy. But after reading a few chapters, I found it oddly reassuring.
The earth will be fine after humans are gone. It won't take many years for it to reclaim itself at all. It was fascinating to see how the great New York City would return to the pristine world it was before even the native settlers found it.
My husband took it with him on his trip to Phoenix this week, so I will finish it when he returns.
Happy New year.