It didn’t know how long it had been there like this. Cold. Dry. Underground. Alone.
From time to time it would reach out beyond itself, encounter resistance and give up.
One day, it became aware that the-everything-that-surrounded contained warmth. And there was moisture. It absorbed water and felt strong. The feelings of life stirred within.
Emboldened, it reached out and discovered things weren’t as hard as they were before. It grew and projected itself. Instinctually it knew which way was up. It moved towards the greater warmth.
Quicker that it ever seemed possible, it broke through and was able to spread open as wide as it could. It turned toward light and felt on its face the sun.
Image Credit: Santa Barbara Hikes