A few days ago, I took this photograph of myself. I just liked it. Now that Christmas and the New Year are approaching, I can see more. And I understand the ritual of the upcoming holidays. The cherry tree has lost all its leaves: it is naked like me. But after Christmas and New Year, it will regain its vitality. Next spring, it will be full of flowers again, and then it will make cherries again. That’s for sure! The wheat will also be tall and begin to form grains. And so will all the other plants around it. Only in six months! This evidence reassures me more than all science. I too will clothe myself: with the flowers that men usually sprout, I will load myself with the fruits that we men can ripen, even without effort.