Trees often outlive us by many, many years. Each is individual, as we are and by observing them we can learn so much of benefit. This post offers yet another great insight, this one so beautifully inspiring.
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 in another. A blind intelligence, true.
But out of such persistence arose turtles, rivers,
mitochondria, figs – all this resinous, unretractable earth.