Perseverance

You see motivational posters with a single word illustrating a character trait underneath a corresponding photo.   The power of nature to grow in an inhospitable environment is always amazing to me.

per·se·ver·ance
ˌpərsəˈvirəns/
noun
 steadfastness in doing something despite difficulty or delay in achieving success.
  1. power of naturePittsburgh Greenway Parking Lot

7 thoughts on “Perseverance

  1. Thanks for sharing this photo Ruth. It reminds me of one of my favorite poem (see below). Hope your LAST YEAR of PSSA testing is going well : )

    Fueled

    Fueled
    by a million
    man-made
    wings of fire-
    the rocket tore a tunnel
    through the sky-
    and everybody cheered.
    Fueled
    only by a thought from God-
    the seedling
    urged its way
    through thicknesses of black-
    and as it pierced
    the heavy ceiling of the soil-
    and lauched itself
    up into outer space –
    no
    one
    even
    clapped.

    –Marcie Hans

  2. It just takes a single seed, a small drop of water, and a tiny ray of sunshine to produce amazing things. I’m impressed with the concept of dormancy as well – that so much life in this world can be SO deeply patient, and wait until favorable conditions finally arise to take advantage of the situation (sometimes DECADES later). Astounding.

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