I believe it’s a mistake to consider life a noun.

I believe it’s a mistake to consider life a noun.
It doesn’t have an abstractly, delineated existence that is fixed and frozen like a set of words, not even these.

Rather more akin to a verb – living – an active process, a system that exists as it functions and ceases when it is fixed like a butterfly ceases being a butterfly once it is pinned to the biologists corkboard and no longer butterflies its butterfly-ness, not that butterfly-ness is a quality that can be captured like a scent in a bottle but only such in the way that it is experienced by a sniffer.

There.

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