Tortoise not the Hare

“We are the tortoise, not the hare,” Green Party leader Elizabeth May says. “But people don’t often notice the tortoise until the tortoise is suddenly in the lead.”

Knowing trees, I understand the meaning of patience. Knowing grass, I can appreciate persistence. Hal Borland

Water does not resist. Water flows. When you plunge your hand into it, all you feel is a caress. Water is not a solid wall, it will not stop you. But water always goes where it wants to go, and nothing in the end can stand against it. Water is patient. Dripping water wears away a stone. Remember that, my child. Remember you are half water. If you can’t go through an obstacle, go around it. Water does.”
Margaret Atwood,The Penelopiad