I know somebody who has lived with very, very hard circumstances for a long, long time. She relies on God more than most of us. The harder things get, the more alive she becomes.

“[S]he will be like a tree planted by the water . . . not anxious in the year of drought and nor ceasing to bear fruit." Jeremiah 17:8

“Swallowing a star/makes it hard/to trudge through life/as if you hadn’t. . . .” Anonymous