This too Shall Pass

From Leonard Woolf's autobiography, "Downhill all the Way," 1919 to 1939"
"One afternoon I was planting in the orchard . . . iris reticulata.  I heard Virginia's voice calling to me from the sitting-room window:  'Hitler is making a speech.'  I shouted back:  'I shan't come.  I'm plating iris and they will be flowering long after he is dead.'  Last March, 21 years after Hitler committed suicide in the bunker, a few of those violet flowers still flowered under the apple-tree in the orchard."