Sunday, 19 June 2011

The Cactus

"The Cactus has humilty, but is not submissive. It grows where no other plant will grow. It does not complain when the sun bakes its back or wind tears it from cliffs or drowns it in dry sand. When rain comes it stores water for hard times to come. In good times and bad times it will still flower. It protects itself against danger, but harms no other plant. It adapst perfectly to almost any environment. It has properties that heal the wounds of men. It is the plant of patience and solitude, love and madness, ugliness and beauty, toughness and gentleness"- The Power of One (Bryce Courtenay)

1 comment:

  1. Loved reading this book, such an apt photograph.