Thursday, October 1, 2020

Between a Rock and a Hard Place


In the sand, between the wave smoothed rocks, through the seaweed cemented in the cracks, a small tomato plant peeked through.

It shouldn't be there.

It shouldn't survive.

But left unattended, it does.

Inching its way towards sunlight, it is watered by the waves splashing against the shore.

Unseen by most, forgotten by me, it blossoms.

And then, those blossoms turn to fruit. And one day, those small bites are brightly shining against the rocks, waiting to be appreciated.


  1. Good to hear from you, Deb. These little pieces of magic seem to appear out of nowhere. Amazing how God's creatures spread these little seeds that become edible food.

  2. Such a beautiful piece ad I love pondering how that tomato plant came to be

  3. What a beautiful metaphor for resilience!

  4. I’m so glad you wrote...and what a beauty you captured!

  5. The beauty of resilience so wonderfully captured!

  6. Oh, to be as strong as this plant! This is such a beautiful piece.

  7. Love that splash of red orange in your photo and the words you wrote!