But the tree hadn't died...it hadn't died.
A new tree had grown from the stump and its trunk had grown along the ground until it reached a place where there were no wash lines above it. Then it had started to grow towards the sky again." (368)
What a beautiful metaphor for the human spirit. Imagine this: You are that tree. I am that tree. Now ask yourself: "What can hold me back from my goals and dreams?"