Bristlecone Pine. © Ansel Adams

A captive[ated] audience.

Action in [in]action.

A heavy pause: pregnant, expectant; guilty in its pleasure and reticent in its awareness that this housebound leisure — or unease — is temporary.

But resilience, in its everyday interpretations and associations, deserves closer inspection. Is our fundamental ability to manipulate and ‘make do’ — our resilience — actually a fundamental weakness?

Sometimes, resilience makes do with submission and patience.

Wrangler of words

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