In the first book, Gracie received this wise advice from her friend, The Robin.
“Just like a seed, you already have everything you need within yourself to do what you are meant to do. Sometimes we songbirds simply sing to set it free.
“Let the seed within you grow, and you will grow with it. Then you will learn The Promise Of Seeds.”
One of the seeds that was planted in Gracie’s heart (even before she hatched) was a gift for dancing. She hears music in her heart that no one else can hear (like the song of dandelion seeds being blown by the wind). When she dances to that music, others can hear it too in their hearts. This is a rare and special gift.
But soon after she hatched, another seed was planted in her heart.
“Are you sure you want that one? The one with the lopsided feathers?” asked the sales clerk.
I looked more closely at the two baby chicks she was holding in her hands. I could see what she meant.
“If you ask me, there’s something wrong with that one,” she said. “It doesn’t look good enough to me. I’d never take it home and call it mine.”
Then the one she was talking about looked up into my eyes and simply said, “PeeP!”
I wondered if she realized the sales clerk was talking about her.
This was a different kind of seed, and it did affect her as she grew. She felt as if she was always not quite good enough except when she was dancing.
A heart is somewhat like a garden where many different seeds are planted. Some seeds are good. Others are not.
At the end of this second book, Gracie discovers The Promise Of Seeds, but that promise is not specifically written out or explained in the text. It is something the reader is encouraged to put into their own words because then it will have more meaning.