Illustration Friday prompt for this week is "sprout". The first thing that came to mind, sadly, is the mighty Chia Pet.
"Chia" is the ancient Mayan word for "strength" (I just learned that today).
Chia seeds are among the most healthiest foods on the planet (according to that article I read where I learned about the Mayans).
I've seen chia seeds recently in the stores, but really, I just know them as the things that make the "fur" on Chia Pets. I guess chia seeds sprout relatively quickly, so they work for the pets.
Does anyone actually buy Chia Pets? As gifts? Or are they associated with Christmas the same way fruit cake is?
I've never had a Chia Pet, nor have I ever wanted a Chia Pet. Thank you to all of my family and friends for not giving me one.