Seeded Within, A Forever Light

A perennial summer favorite, the strawberry is the only fruit with seeds on the outside.  But referring to the pear-shaped yellow specks dotting each strawberry as seeds is not entirely correct. 
What looks like a seed is actually the fruit of the plant. Hundreds of them. The juicy red pulp we love to eat grows around each tiny fruit to burrow and protect it.  And buried deeply inside each yellow fruit that dimples the strawberry is the tiniest of seeds.  Each bite we take explodes with hundreds of vessels of life, seeds within the fruit, hidden in plain sight.  
Nature's light force is often hidden, sometimes overcome, life and light seldom extinguished. 
       -----Francis Bacon
Deep inside the berry is a light bulb, a forever light.
-----G. Hill
To have a "light-bulb moment", the power has to be on. 
         — Jennifer L. Feuerstein
Our own luminous center emits a world of secrets.  No words. No slogans. Just light. No fear. No ambiguity. Just light. No anger. No fury.  Just light. No agony. No despair. Just light. No affliction. No Pain . . .
A forever light.
      ------G. Hill
For nothing is hidden except to be made manifest; nor is anything secret except to come to light.
      -----Mark 4:22            

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6 Comments Add yours

  1. Janice Vrooman says:

    All that and flavor to

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Nancy E Buhrer says:

    absolutely beautiful- I never knew this!!


    1. Nature is amazing. So much to discover and marvel.


  3. Bill R says:

    Really neat examination of the strawberry, both physically and metaphorically . The ” lightbulb ” contained in the berry is kinda cool, as are your comments.


    1. Thank you, Bill. I was surprised as well—surprised that I could not find a quote about it. Are you a baseball aficionado? Ever since I heard of the NJ mud used on baseballs, I knew there was a story there—standby.


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