Everything in its time. Hold your vision even when it looks like it’s too late. These are almonds I collected during a visit to the beach yesterday. At first they appear hard and green then slowly they mature through the phases to be finally ready for consumption. It’s a slow process. I thought maturity occurred at the reddish stage. No. The truth is that not until the hulls are fully blackened and softened by time are the nuts inside ready to be enjoyed. Once the hulls are good and black they can simply be pulled back to discover and enjoy the soft, delicious nut inside. There’s no rushing the delivery of a dream. Do your part to bring it to pass then let nature and time do the rest.