I Remember Everything

The tortoise is famed for its longevity. One – Tu’i Malila – was presented to the Tongan Royal Family by Captain Cook in the late 18th Century and died in 1965, aged roughly 188 years old. But long life comes at a cost. They find Autumn and Winter unbearable due to their invocation of melancholy and loss, spending the entire seasons in mournful hibernation.

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