„Everything was dying, yet death did not suffice. Life had hidden resources. In a thousand ways it was concentrating strength, hoarding its energies in seed, chrysalis, and nectar, preparing for the warrior sweep out of exile that would undo the defeat of winter. Spring was implicit.“

—  Michael Swanwick, livro Jack Faust

Fonte: Jack Faust (1997), Chapter 19, “Ashes” (p. 330)

Última atualização 4 de Junho de 2020. História
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