When I hear the word growth I imagine a seed bursting from the ground followed by a beautiful flower. I think of a baby learning to walk, then talk, then run. I think of artists learning a new technique. I also think of things damaged that have learned how to rejuvenate themselves and start over to become bigger, better and stronger.
“We do not grow absolutely, chronologically. We grow sometimes in one dimension, and not in another; unevenly. We grow partially. We are relative. We are mature in one realm, childish in another. The past, present, and future mingle and pull us backward, forward, or fix us in the present. We are made up of layers, cells, constellations.”
― Anaïs Nin
“Altogether, nearly 3,000 people died, and an entire nation was affected to its core.” Lynne Shallcross
The above picture and quote represent growth in its purest form to me. Though you can no longer see the World Trade Center you can imagine it. Through the collective imagination of New Yorkers they have managed to repair themselves and grow back a city.
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