Hope is a waking dream - Aristotle ( 384BC - 322BC)
Taken from Diogenes Laertius, " Lives of Eminent Philosophers"
The beans are climbers and are always looking for the best place for their little tendrils to attach to. They never give up and are always reaching for new heights. I find that having hope is a way of hanging on while my tendrils attach again to the seemingly shifty trellis of life that I am growing in.
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Image by Mezza - The humble bean in flower doused in water