Dandelions in My Pavement

I walked by my neighbour’s property admiring their new pavement. It is less than a year old and the rain had recently washed it clean. My eyes fell upon some obscure bumps in the pavement. I could hardly believe my eyes. Upon closer inspection, I found a cluster of dandelions poking through the pavement. I was fascinated. How did they survive the hot tar being poured over them? What about the fumes that was sealed around them during the rolling and compacting stage? What of the absolute blackness they endured these past many months? How on earth did they survive?

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