A friend of mine (Maureen) and I were chatting online. We were talking about when we are going through a difficult time how important it is to have an ally/buddy/friend to help you through things. In many cases those difficult times are when you are trying to effect change. She told me her amazing theory:
” When I was in college I had a belief that when you hope to meet someone, that is equal to blowing a dandelion. We have dandelions, and we have boxes to catch the dandelion seeds that are blown in the air. When a seed lands in your box, it means someone in the Universe has heard your request to meet them. The same seed you blow out into the wind lands in someone else’s. Then you meet”.
Isn’t that a truly beautiful concept? How lovely to imagine our hopes and wishes being carried to the chambers of someone else’s heart. then in perfect timing, the symphony of friendship begins anew. One of the things I miss about living in the Midwest is seeing dandelions growing all over the place. I know they are ‘just weeds”~but oh how I remember picking fistfuls of dandelions for my mama. She always cherished them. My friends and I would sit on the lawn picking dandelions and making necklaces out of them. Or we would pick bouquets, hold them under our chins and ask each other if we liked butter. You see, if our friend could see the yellow reflected on our neck it meant we liked butter. We were interesting young girls, eh? [My son and his friends repeated these behaviors when they were kids!]
So now that memory has becoming enriched. Enriched how? By the passing on of a long-held cherished belief by my friend Maureen. She is a song writer, a dreamer, a hope-er, a wonder. I am so thankful she passed on that amazing imagery to me. To hope takes courage. Carpe Diem! I ask you each to make a wish and say a prayer that she receives the friendship to help her effect her changes!