Tomatoes for Spiritual Growth

When I pause to think about it, it was tomatoes that did it to me, really. That first bite of a vine-ripened-fresh-from-the-plantright-outside-the-front-door-onto-the-plate-tomato –it hooked me, caught me, captured me and coaxed me into becoming a gardener myself. “You mean this is what a tomato really tastes like?” I remember saying out loud, to no one in particular. “I never knew.” …

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