another land

3oct

 

today: driving through a forest that was green just 3 weeks ago. now it is coming in all kinds of colors. seasons, and the way they change the landscape, almost as if it was another land.

+ a quote:

“We say that flowers return every spring, but that is a lie. It is true that the world is renewed. It is also true that that renewal comes at a price, for even if the flower grows from an ancient vine, the flowers of spring are themselves new to the world, untried and untested.
The flower that wilted last year is gone. Petals once fallen are fallen forever. Flowers do not return in the spring, rather they are replaced. It is in this difference between returned and replaced that the price of renewal is paid.
And as it is for spring flowers, so it is for us.”
Daniel Abraham, The Price of Spring

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