1. a remote or sparsely settled region : a barren or frontier region. 2. an ideal or imaginary place or region. 3. an illusory existence.

“Beware of these plants.” my grandfather said. “Their persistence can drive a man to go mad. I’ve seen whole buildings crumble in a week.”
“Then why do you keep them around?” I asked.
“Because I had to learn the difference between persistence and madness.” he replied. I turned away from him and rolled my eyes.
“Well don’t you feel like you’ve figured that out?”
“Yes, that’s  why I let them go.”


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