A Will To Live
I snapped this photo while I was on a lunch break. A healthy tomato squeezing up from a crack in the sidewalk, between a drain pipe and a building. It’s over a foot tall now so it’s been there for while.
Who said a tomato plant is fussy and difficult to grow; this tomato defies the genre. This one tough tomato takes on dirt, exhaust fumes and heat in stride. It definitely has a strong will to live. Someone may have gotten a salad but didn’t like the tomato and threw it on the sidewalk (the NYC attitude). One little seed from that tomato had a will to live and found its way to survive and grow in a concrete forest, Manhattan, on its own. This is a tomato with guts. A tomato with ambition. A tomato not intimidated by the less decent the city has to offer. It will be really cool if it bears fruit.