Walking wherever my wandering leads,
I pull a dandelion from the weeds,
I close my eyes, thinking of my needs,
As I blow away those tiny, little seeds…
Ah, the dandelion–taken from the French word “dent de lion”, meaning lion’s tooth (referring to the coarsely-toothed leaves), dandelion has one of the longest flowering seasons of any plant. For most, dandelions stand for wishes come true. The simple act of closing our eyes, making a wish and blowing a puffball of dozens of seeds into the air, is for most, a childhood past time. Rich in symbolism, the dandelion represents fertility, abundance, and hope. The seeds’ journey, which are often carried as many as 5 miles from their origin, illustrates a time for letting go of the past and starting something new ~ making a wish for something better.
The dandelion is the only flower that represents the 3 celestial bodies of the sun, moon and stars: the yellow
flower resembles the sun, the puff ball resembles the moon and the dispersing
seeds resemble the stars.
Thank you, dandelion!