"Weave real connections, create real
nodes, build real houses.
Live a life you can endure: make love that
Keep tangling and interweaving and
taking more in,
a thicket and bramble wilderness to the
outside but to us
interconnected with rabbit runs and
burrows and lairs.
Live as if you liked yourself, and it may
reach out, keep reaching out, keep
This is how we are going to live for a long
time: not always,
for every gardener knows that after the
after the long season of tending and
growth, the harvest comes."
- Marge Piercy, "The Seven of Pentacles"