I have read this 3 times now, Susan, and am starting tio get a feel for why you posted it! :) It sounds like YOU.
I love the image of "cells flaking away, fresh ones stir" and the "longing to decipher the code of eagles and otters". Heck, I like the whole thing. Thanks for posting it.
Just love this. It is so full of richness and life. Gorgeous!