Prune the ill branches so that a tree grows.
Prune the dilapidated buildings so that a city flourishes.

Khang Kijarro Nguyen

Sometimes it takes the most wounded wings,
The most broken things
To notice how strong the breeze is,
How precious the flight

-Andrea Gibson

One day a week I seek to rest
from earthly toil and sorrow.
Revitalized, I find the strength
to battle new tomorrows.

Richelle E. Goodrich, Slaying Dragons

It was then given me to know that the power of revitalization of my body was mine, and I, who had been pronounced dead by man, lived strongly in the body.

- Walter Russell

Hope’ is the thing with feathers –
That perches in the soul-
And sings the tune without the words –
And never stops – at all –

-Hope is the thing with feathers
Emily Dickinson