Mother looked at her figure in some dismay. She wasn’t getting any younger and she certainly wasn’t any thinner. The living things that crawled on her skin had busied themselves to such an extent that their creations now outweighed them. It was puzzling and it also made Mother lopsided and graceless.
She sighed and considered her few options.
Looking around at her brothers and sisters she now understood why they had done what they had.
Sighing she shook like a great dog shedding the living into the void and reassembling the rest.
Unencumbered now, she carried on her endless journey.