This winter I spent an unwholesome amount of time trying to understand / cope with invasives, and my own weariness and niaveté.
Reminds me of a few quotes:
"One of the penalties of an ecological education is that one lives alone in a world of wounds. Much of the damage inflicted on the land is quite invisible to laymen." - Aldo Leopold, A Sand
"We still need conservationists who will attempt the impossible, achieving it because they aren't aware of how impossible it is." - David Brower
"Education is less about the acquisition of knowledge than the loss of illusion." - Joseph Campbell
"Lost causes are the only ones worth fighting for." Clarence Darrow
“Never cut a tree down in the wintertime. Never make a negative decision in the low time.” -Robert H. Schuller
"In some realms of nature, shadows and darkness are the places of greatest growth. - Henry Jackson Van Dyke
In the midst of winter
I finally learned
there was in me
an invincible summer.