Hi, Avery. I’m glad that resonated with you. I try hard not to romanticize nature, though when thinking about natural ecosystems, human judgments of usefulness vs. destructiveness are pretty much beside the point. On the other hand, mega-tsunamis and giant asteroids colliding with the earth are natural, too! So destructiveness is always relative to scale in time and space – and relative to one’s emotional attachment to what’s being destroyed.