Spent some time communing with the willow tree on the tiny island in Jamaica Pond this morning. That tree has weathered many storms and been flattened numerous times. Still, it always revives. I’ve watched it do this for 25 years. (Though I think there was actually a replacement planted after one particularly difficult winter.) With the changing climate and the persistent fierceness of the storms encountered, this tree may never reclaim the majesty it once had, but it doesn’t wither and die, either.
I can relate. And as I’m going through a storm of my own, seeing the new growth on that tree reminded me to be patient and wait for my own resilience to kick in.