unexpected abundance

In my last post, I wrote about growing seeds, both literal and figurative.

As for the literal seeds, I wanted to report back for any other SoCal parents wondering how to keep their wee ones engaged in this physical world. Some of my family’s newly planted seeds are faring much, much better than others here in south Los Angeles County!

Within two weeks, we’ve witnessed growth as follows:

  • Green beans (75%) – Six of eight groups of seeds are flourishing, so far
  • Watermelon (75%) – Three of four groups of seeds are flourishing, so far
  • Summer squash (100%) – Four of four (!) groups of seeds are blooming into beautiful green

Tomatoes and corn, planted a couple days after those items joyfully listed above, have not yet shown us any love. This isn’t to say they won’t ever show us love. They just haven’t yet.

You’d better believe my six-year-old and I are out there inspecting our little cups of dirt every. single. day.

In a time where so much seems caught in a holding pattern, these little cups remind us:

What joy hasn’t yet bloomed where we can see it
might just be building up below the surface,
for its unexpected abundance tomorrow,
or the very next day.

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