In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on.
- Robert Frost
Yes indeed and one's presence is not required
Lilo, you took your words right out of my mouth. We humans tend to think that we are so important, but for "life" we are not at all.
There is a house down the street that has been vacant for about three months and "nature" has taken over. The weeds and grasses are about 2' tall, some of the trees are in full bloom, the birds, bees, moths and other insects are having a feast.