On my 5? birthday, my friends I gathered to celebrate being in this world together. Of course this was pre-covid. I gave them each a packet of tobacco seeds in acknowledgment of our friendship and how we help and guide each other. We were to plant the seeds this spring. Spring came and I planted mine as did my friend. I waited. Sadly my seeds never sprouted. With great joy, my friend’s seeds grew with enthusiasm. She shared the generosity of the growth with me. We are growing tobacco. With gratitude to my friends, our plants, and the opportunity to share with others.