Nudge the spirit towards a place where it can flourish

“Important events–whether serious, happy, or unfortunate–do not change a man’s soul, they merely bring it into relief,  just as a strong gust of wind reveals the true shape of a tree when it blows off all its leaves.  Such events highlight what is hidden in the shadows;  they nudge the spirit towards a place where it can flourish.”

Irene Nemirovsky,   Suite Francaise

Paris 1942

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