‘might i,’ quavered mary, ‘might i have a bit of earth?’ … ‘to plant seeds in – to make things grow – to see them come alive,’ mary faltered…
‘you can have as much earth as you want,’ he said. ‘you remind me of some one else who loved the earth and things that grow. when you see a bit of earth you want,’ with something like a smile, ‘take it child, and make it come alive.’
– frances hodgson burnett, the secret garden
happy birthday mom.