Hagamen and Schreiber’s
“‘Till Death Brings Us Closer Together Forever: Reuniting With Our Lover Earth”
The love an ecosexual has for the Earth is a corporeal affair. It is carnal. It is primal. It arises from our attraction to that which created us and to that which we shall return. From ashes to ashes, dust to dust.
In life, our bodies are separate and distinct from the Earth body. This allows us such great pleasures as squeezing sand between our toes and letting cool water run down the nape of a sweaty neck. The call of the wild may inspire in us the passion to eat fresh food from the soil, bathe in the rivers, be warmed by the fire, and let the wind caress our bare skin so that we can be as close as possible to our lover.
Perhaps, though, our greatest act of intimacy, is also our last. When we surrender our bodies, natural and whole, to our Earth lover, we further the integration of human body with Earth body, a sacred union that can only be complete and full when our hearts cease the rhythmic beating in our chests. For only in our death can every tissue and fiber, every nutrient and enzyme, vital to us when we are living, be given to the Earth to do with as Earth pleases. What was once distinct, is then reunited. What was fragmented now becomes whole.