Through the French doors of my bedroom in our new home, I am greeted with a wonderful view of hundreds of tiny yellow dandelions scattered under the lemon trees. I take such pleasure in looking at them during my morning ritual of coffee and contemplation. The lady who came to help me in the garden was horrified to hear that I wanted to keep them. “They are horrible weeds,” she said “they must go!” But I managed to convince her to leave one section, for now.

To me, dandelions, along with shooting stars and throwing pennies into wells, are excuses for making wishes. Whenever I notice that some of the yellow flowers have turned to seed, I call to the girls to run outside and blow their wishes into the wind.

 

3 Responses to Make a Wish

  1. Barbara says:

    Dandelions are such a beautiful symbol of resiliency. Is it a weed or wonderful flower? Is it a source of frustration or nutrition? The answers depend on our individual world view as beauty truly is in the eye of the beholder. I applaud you for nurturing & protecting your dandelions. ;) ?

  2. Yes Barbara, I agree wholeheartedly – beauty is in the eye of the beholder! It’s amazing how two different people can view the same situation from opposite angles. I try to lean towards the cup being half-full.
    Much love x

  3. Victoria Q says:

    I am a fan of dandelions…they are considered weeds but can be found all over the world and and entirely resilient.

    I really love your blog, and you have a great voice. I’m glad you’re putting it out in the world.

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