May I strike my heart’s keys clearly, and may none fail because of slack, uncertain, or fraying strings. May the tears that stream down my face make me more radiant: may my hidden weeping bloom…. How we waste our afflictions!… [T]hey’re really our wintering foliage, our dark greens of meaning, one of the seasons of the clandestine year—; not only a season—: they’re site, settlement, shelter, soil, abode.