Sunday, June 25, 2017

The Resilience of Dandelions

I stopped to admire a whorl of dandelions growing out of the gap in a neglected stretch of sidewalk. The seed  heads glowed in the low-angled sunlight. They looked so magical, so delicate. One touch and their perfect fluffy roundness would crumble into almost-nothingness. Then each seed would set off on a journey, carried on a breeze, sure to find a new home on a lawn or in another promising sidewalk crack. They may not be welcome in our gardens but every child recognizes a dandelion’s enchanting beauty.