I have pondered my neighbour's tree for some time, unable to think of a suitable verb to describe what the tree has done.
I would like to make this into a card, with a caption. And the point I want to make would be that in life one must often cope with obstacles, not by demolishing them betimes, not by avoiding them, not by compromising oneself in respect of them but . . .
. . . in the way the tree has done.
Is there a single verb that expresses how the tree has accommodated to the fence or has cohabited with the fence which would also convey that the tree has not allowed the fence to hinder its living progress in any way ?
My caption would read something like :
In life one must _________ obstacles not fight them.