Like the gingko tree,

long lived and resilient,

her spirit endures.

The gingko tree has endured for millions of years and is the oldest species of tree known to exist. It fully recovered from the atomic blast of Hiroshima, although suffering extensively. It has remarkable resistance and symbolizes endurance and vitality. Looking up at this unique tree, I am reminded of my 101 year old mother who. although recently passing away, embodied similar characteristics.