Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Dolphins in the seed tray

My girl sees so much more than me.

Lucy and I planted seeds today: savoy and sweet loaf cabbages and purple sprouting broccoli (what a name!). As we worked she floated old zucchini seeds in the tray of water and said “dolphins”. She saw their elegance and their aerodynamic shape and drew the connection; once she had done so I could see it too. The dirty, fiddly work of seed sowing – one of my least favourite tasks – felt exotic.

Thanks, Lu.

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