After scientists broke open the coat of a lotus seed (Nelumbo nucifera) and coddled the embryo into growth, they kept the empty husk. When they radiocarbon-dated this discarded outer shell, they discovered that their seedling had been waiting for them within a peat bog in China for no less than two thousand years. This tiny … Continue reading Quote for Today: Hope Jahren
Once an idea is out and about, it can't be called back, silenced or erased. You can't contain it, any more than you could put the head of a dandelion back together after the wind has scattered its seeds. ―P.W. Catanese, Happenstance Found Public Domain Image via Pixabay
To be of the Earth is to know the restlessness of being a seed the darkness of being planted the struggle toward the light the pain of growth into the light the joy of bursting and bearing fruit the love of being food for someone the scattering of your seeds the decay of the seasons … Continue reading Quote for Today: John Soos
The entire fruit is already present in the seed. --Tertullian
Diana Vishneva performs as principal ballerina with the Mariinsky Ballet and the American Ballet Theatre, but you might remember her best from her performance at the Sochi Winter Olympics. She is a recipient of the Prix Benois de la Danse and, at her graduation from the Vaganova Choreographic Institute in 1995, she attained the highest marks in the history of … Continue reading Lightness of Being: Diana Vishneva in For the Love of Women
Life always bursts the boundaries of formulas. Defeat may prove to have been the only path to resurrection, despite its ugliness. I take it for granted that to create a tree I condemn a seed to rot. If the first act of resistance comes too late it is doomed to defeat. But it is, nevertheless, … Continue reading Quote for Today: Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
The history of the world begins with a seed. The seed is the kernel of what you are, but it is also the promise of what you can become. ―Kate Elliott, Cold Steel We've quoted Kate Elliott (Alis Rasmussen) before here.