They begin so small, needing lots of protection from harsh conditions, lots of attention.
There is great fear that they will not make it. Will they grow past infancy? Will they develop, mature, and provide fruits of their labor, and ours too, for taking care of them?
This, we never know.
We wait. We nurture. And after a while, they either die or blossom into magnificent creatures that bear amazing fruits.
Plants need particularly intensive care when they are babies, like this fig tree did. When they grow older, their personality develops, and their needs become much easier to fulfill.
But there is one thing that, just like us humans, they will always need. And that is love.
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