The soil, it appears, is suited to the seed, for it has sent its radical downward, and it may now send its shoot upward also with confidence. Why has man rooted himself thus firmly in the earth, but that he may rise in the same proportion into the heavens above? -Thoreau 


I bequeath myself to the dirt to grow from the grass I love. If you want me again look for me under your boot-soles. -Whitman