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Gotta give it up to this guy Solomon! Amazing imagery!

Ecclesiastes 12: 1-7

1Remember now thy Creator in the days of thy youth, while the evil days come not, nor the years draw nigh, when thou shalt say, I have no pleasure in them;

2While the sun, or the light, or the moon, or the stars, be not darkened, nor the clouds return after the rain:

3In the day when the keepers of the house shall tremble, (lips) and the strong men shall bow themselves,(legs) and the grinders cease because they are few (teeth), and those that look out of the windows be darkened,(eyes)

4And the doors shall be shut in the streets,(ears) when the sound of the grinding is low, (no teeth) and he shall rise up at the voice of the bird, (sleepless) and all the daughters of music shall be brought low;

5Also when they shall be afraid of that which is high, (thoughts of God) and fears shall be in the way, (fear of death) and the almond tree shall flourish, (grey hair) and the grasshopper shall be a burden, (the lightest weight) and desire shall fail (sexual desire): because man goeth to his long home,(eternal rest) and the mourners go about the streets:

6Or ever the silver cord be loosed,(spinal cord) or the golden bowl be broken, (skull) or the pitcher be broken at the fountain, (heart) or the wheel broken at the cistern.(heart as a pump)

7Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: (body) and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it.