Abandoned; Seeds of the Future
Abandonment can be the stimuli of creation…
I am currently in the process of reading the biography “Steve Jobs” by Walter Isaacson, in which much is made of the “abandonment” of Steve by his birth-parents. The genesis of this influential life was founded in abandonment and grew into a creative entrepreneur who revolutionized six industries, changing life as we knew it. From the world of animation to our expectations of a phone our reality was altered by the life of one deserted at birth.
This week’s photo for “/ˈtwɛlv/” is of some cherry tomatoes left unpicked and neglected during the fall harvest, “abandoned” to the harsh Winnipeg winter. With the much anticipated arrival of the Spring thaw the vegetable garden will once again begin sprouting to life from the seeds of the abandoned fruit.
The abandoned will be the foundation of the coming new growth, the stimuli needed to seed new life. Abandonment is not the omen of bad but can be the foundation required for new life.