Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Recently I've been looking at dandelions differently.
Instead of seeing weeds I've been seeing bright yellowness.
Cheery bright yellow!
And this is why ~ Chips
It was Chips who rushed out onto the patio and exclaimed
"Mummy,look at the beautiful yellow flowers.Who put these here?"
I went to see what he was talking about and found these dandelions
My first thought was to laugh and say,they are not flowers they are weeds but I stopped and asked him what he liked about them and he said the pretty colour.
And I looked again.
He was right,it was a pretty yellow and it's petals were soft and floaty and it was a survivor....it could grow anywhere.
Just because they are known as weeds do we all need to hate them?
To me it seemed a bit too close to home....
Flowers such as roses,daffodils,tulips were ok.
Whereas the simple dandelion was public enemy number one and thought of as wrong and not beautiful.
Society putting ideas into peoples heads of things that were beautiful and therefore right and a plain old dandelion was just a weed not needed,not beautiful,just something to get rid of and certainly not anything to be thought of as appealing.
In most peoples eyes weeds are no good and need pulling up. They are given no time at all and perhaps this is right,as I guess they grow where they are not wanted and upset a lot of people.
But does this make them wrong and not worthy?
I'm not so sure.
Because when I looked through my child's eyes I saw the brightness of the flower,the tenacity of it,the unexpected places that it grew and I began to smile.
And ever since my conversation with Chipmunk I have noticed dandelions more and each time I do I now smile.
Yet another thing Chips has taught me.