If conception and death can be defined as the bounds of life in terms of conventional physics, either 1.) there must be, as we have all witnessed, an outside observer to ascertain (measure) them, and thus some external universe exists beyond this span of life. Observers would neither be conserved nor be essential to the overall existence of the universe. or 2.) contrariwise, if we as observers fail to exist before and after life, then we cannot maintain our former worldview and with it our exhaustively unique universe. We would need a big bang and big crunch to accompany the creation and demise of the observer, i. e., their conservation would be of global consequence. This 2nd perspective may exist with the individual undergoing the life transformation, rather than the lovers or grievers at conception or death with the 1st. These relative viewpoints are reminiscent of observers approaching closely to or at a distance from a black hole. Can one accommodate both of these positions? Possibly we carry with us the projection of the macrocosm onto a microcosm, in which case the concerns above are more compatible.