I am definitely on a learning to survive so that the next stage one can thrive these days. And on this day of rest my thoughts return to the natural world. Nature has a way of coping with pretty much anything that it encounters.
In the dead of winter, a succulent has the ability to keep on growing. Lifting up its fleshy leaves up to the warm sunshine. Not only are they reaching up, but this one was sending out new shoots.
New life is sprouting forth in the middle of winter in the deepest backwater suburbs of Ichikawa, just east of the sprawl of the Tokyo metropolis.
We all got to find our ways to thrive in adverse environments. My way and your way most likely will not be the same. But, we will find our style of thriving!