While leaves, trees and vines can all renew themselves, the human body, with the passing of time, is fated to become only weaker, frailer and more vulnerable. Yet, if we lose a finger, a foot or suffer from a weakened heart, these painful losses do not dissolve our emotional and intellectual cores. Our personality can still live on deeply, courageously and resolutely; we can still nurture and intensely express love in many ways. The map of our thoughts, memories, dreams and relationships are uprooted; the signposts that help us navigate our life are irreversibly reduced to an abstraction and eventually disappear. This is Lethe.