I S S U E 10
Some animals brave the winter by going to sleep. Bears and snakes and hedgehogs tuck themselves in between dried leaves and warm soil and dream until the snow melts so they can emerge, well rested, and hunt and feed once again.
Unfortunately, us humans don't have the option to hibernate while the storm rages outside. As tempting as it is to crawl under the covers and play dead when times are hard, we all learn sooner or later that the only way Out, is Through. The best and worst thing about life, after all, is that it goes on.
This issue celebrates resilience, which is basically stubbornness all grown up. Humans brave the winter by getting inventive, building thicker skin -- and taking a nap, when needed. Sometimes the hardest thing to do is keep going.
Nevertheless, we persist.