Actually, I think impermanance can be learned in many places, but it just happened to be fitting during our stay up here. The first example would be the family dog, Gulu. His health took a turn for the worse. He went from walking and jumping to struggling to get up and walk. And now for the past week he has been lying outside under a blanket unable to move. His food is next to him and there he stays until it is his time to go. Death is imminent for him, its just a matter of when.