Willow Tree. Old willow tree illuminated with October sun. The play of light and shadows. - It were a blessed sight to see That child become a willow tree, His brother trees among. He'd be four times as tall as me, And live three times as long. (Catherine Maria Fanshawe) - Notice that the stiffest tree is most easily cracked, while the bamboo or willow survives by bending with the wind. (Bruce Lee) - The willow which bends to the tempest, often escapes better than the oak which resists it; and so in great calamities, it sometimes happens that light and frivolous spirits recover their elasticity and presence of mind sooner than those of a loftier character. (Albert Schweitzer) - If you are thinking a year ahead, sow a seed. If you are thinking ten years ahead, plant a tree. If you are thinking one hundred years ahead, educate the people. (Chinese Proverb) This photography can be used as a #greeting #card, or a #poster, or a #canvas to #decorate a #home, or an #office.