In any community, the children are like the sand dunes of Lake Michigan, blown about by the lake winds. During a winter, the dunes may move to a different location and the face of the shore line appears different each spring. A bit of beauty may have been buried or destroyed, roots of trees may be exposed to threaten its life but green, tough grass does appear each year, saplings spring up and survive a few years, even here and there a few forest-edge flowers and vines grow and spread. However, to be productive and produce more than chance beauty and breath-taking stateliness in tall straight trees reaching to the sky and unplanned patches of spring flowers or clumps of tall dune grass waving in the summer breeze, the ingredients of sand, rain and sun are not enough.
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