“Like a tree planted by the river, I shall not be moved.” If there was a formula for my favorite quotes, it might be:
Natural imagery + Precise diction + Philosophical meditation = Amazing
This weekend, I listened to Braving the Wilderness by Brene Brown while I got my walk on. At one point, she writes about this line from a poem by Dr. Maya Angelou. When I heard it, I stopped waking and replayed that section again. Then I stopped the recording and and let Dr. Angelou’s words echo in my head the rest of the way home. I want to be that tree. Planted strong no matter how the waters of life churn around me.