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.
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