CHAPTER ONE

Traversing the Great Divide

TAKE A SELF-ASSESSMENT & EXPLORE THE RESULTS

Dream in a pragmatic way.

ALDOUS HUXLEY

The ubiquitous snowflake Images. An astounding meteorological phenomenon that floats, rather than plummets, toward earth. Featuring spectacularly nuanced patterns, snowflakes are luminous, delicate, and ethereal. Or that’s how some would describe them. Others assess the very same mode of precipitation as fleeting, fragile, and frail.

Enter the cactus Images. Representative of an entirely divergent climate, cacti are sturdy, hardy, and ...

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