Friday, March 21, 2008

The Lotus Seed by Sherry Garland

When she is forced to leave Vietnam, a young girl brings a lotus seed with her to America in remembrance of her homeland. - SBCL

A young Vietnamese girl carries a precious lotus seed as she flees her war-torn homeland for a strange new country. Years later, her grandson takes the seed from the family altar and plants it in the yard. The grandmother mourns her loss until a beautiful pink lotus appears in the yard. She then presents each grandchild with his or her own seed and keeps one for herself to remember her country of birth. - CDE

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