Lab Girl by Hope Jahren is one of my favorite books. The cover states:
“Acclaimed scientist Hope Jahren has built three laboratories in which she studied trees, flowers, seeds and soil…Jahren’s probing look at plants, her astonishing tenacity of spirit, and her acute insights on nature enliven every page of this extraordinary book.”
I love the way the book’s chapters switch between her life, her struggles as a female scientist, her discovery of true friendship with her eccentric lab assistant, her fight to balance mental health and work — and always over and under every part of her world: the lives of trees.
I was invited by my spiritual support group, Open Heart, to record an affirmative reading for their online meeting Sunday, May 2, 2021. I chose this passage on seeds from Lab Girl, because it’s spring and I’m planting seeds and witnessing seeds leap into life, and seeing trees create more seeds, more reasons to wait, more evidence of what is “both impossible and inevitable.” I thought I’d share the video with you.
I got tripped up on words a few times, but I hope you enjoy this very insightful description of seeds and life.
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