Fighting Gravity

The peonies my mother-in-law planted in what is now our front yard are shooting up. All the information these spectacular flowers need to grow is completely contained in a seed the size of a pea.

I am obsessed with that.  How can all the necessary information be there?  Especially the part about moving up through hard soil…against the rules of gravity.

What is it about flowers and grass and trees that they grow against all odds?  That once they start it takes extraordinary measures to stop them like a complete lack of water or an extreme wounding?

We all know people like that.  Nothing stops them even when the extraordinary  intervenes. How is it some continue to move upward even against the gravity of circumstances that stop others in their tracks?

Why isn’t it more common?

Over the next few months I am going seek out these amazing people and tell their stories. Won’t it be wonderful to learn how to do it ourselves?

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