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Unformatted text preview: blessing. They would even adorn the tree with valued family tokens, such as a baby sock, a pair of broken reading glasses, or the window envelope of a pension check. The semilla besada could also represent hope to the people of Grace. As it is a tree from the seed that has been kissed, the people may see this fruitful tree and have their hopes of a successful, prosperous life renewed. Overall, the semilla besada in Animal Dreams is mostly just a sign of fertility in a place where there should be none, showing the people of Grace that fertility can crop up in even the most unexpected places. Isabella, Natalia, Luciana, Carmine, Giovanni, Lorenzo, Valentino...
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