Stray Seeds

Fenyvesi, Charles
August 1978
New Republic;8/5/78-8/12/78, Vol. 179 Issue 6/7, p9
Presents a first-person account of the author comparing himself, the son of a traveling salesman, to stray seeds. Surprises from a stray plant that one has not planned for; Ability of the stray seed to create life from nothing with the purpose unknown; Importance of unplanned events such as running into a childhood friend; Ability of the stray to release a person from the predictable; Observation that without the stray, routine is forever, and there can be no miracle.


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