Thursday, March 13, 2014

I Just Know That Something Good is Going to Happen

All the flowers of the future are in the seeds of today.

The title of this post, which I borrowed from a song by Kate Bush, is an homage to the inherent hopefulness of a person in possession of seeds. After you finish here, check out the beautiful Hudson Valley Seed Library art packs.

Seeds, Nuts, and Herbs
photo by Peter Moons

Seeds of Good Citizenship
by Lee Lawrie
photo by Eric Allix Rogers

Seed pods
photo by mclcbooks

Sculpture, made of willow
by Tom Hare
photo by Jo Brodie

Seed pods
photo by Randen Pederson

Sunflower, ceramic sculpture
by Sugiura Yasuyoshi
photo by Bosc d'Anjou

Seeds floating
photo by bandai2011

Whether we know it or not, we transmit the presence of everyone we have ever known, as though by being in each other's presence we exchange our cells, pass on some of our life force, and then we go on carrying that other person in our body, not unlike springtime when certain plants in fields we walk through attach their seeds in the form of small burrs to our socks, our pants, our caps, as if to say, "Go on, take us with you, carry us to root in another place." This is how we survive long after we are dead. This is why it is important who we become, because we pass it on.
~Natalie Goldberg


HWY said...

There's nothing so satisfying as seeing what you've sown beginning to show above ground.

This week's theme is a testament to that. And the featured items are wonderful.

Especially enjoyed the Willow sculpture and the ceramic Sunflower.

And a great quote to tie it together.

Author Amok said...

I love that song, Tabatha. Thanks for looking ahead to spring with this artwork.

Toby Speed said...

Tabatha, that quote by Natalie Goldberg meant everything to me today. It is so good to visit your blog again after all this time.