The title for a favorite children’s book, The Trellis and the Seed, provokes thoughts of what emerging parts of life we nurture and support so that new growth and beauty can unfold. I have given Jan Karon’s book about a moonflower seed and a trellis along with a package of moonflower seeds to my granddaughters and other children. It is a story of planting and waiting, of faith and hope, a story of creation and shaping and astonishment, a story of tending a garden. The latticework must be strong as it balances and supports, as seeds take root and new green growth stretches into spaces, bearing fruit and flower, then reseeding for yet more beginnings.
I hold fast to a frame of Grace
Secured, marked, held in place.
One branch of Vine.