More and more, I have come to admire resilience. Not the simple resistance of a pillow, whose foam returns over and over to the same shape, but the sinuous tenacity of a tree: finding the light newly blocked on one side, it turns to another. A blind intelligence, true. But of such persistence arose turtles, rivers, mitochondria, figs — all this resinous, unretractable earth. (Hirshfield)[1]

[1] Hirshfield, J (2002) Optimism. In Given Sugar, Given Salt. Harper Collins, New York, USA.

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