Funny how down through the ages certain members of a family can lose footing in society–one moment they’re living large, the next, shunned.
Take the lowly dandelion, for instance. The dandelion–or lion’s tooth–hails from the Asteraceae family. While such relations as asters, daisies, and sunflowers remain quite respected, the Dandelion has become the black sheep of the family.
Because it certainly wasn’t always the case. As a matter of fact, there was a day when the dandelion was something of a dandy. With a bright personality, dogged determination, and power to heal, it was a pretty big deal–so much so that it received free passage to the New World.
No wonder they symbolize the likes of good luck, happy unions, hope, and carefree days. They say, if you bury a dandelion in the northwestern corner of your property, it will bring fair weather; and if you visualize a message to a friend, it will be carried straight to him on the seeds of a dandelion.
But just in case you aren’t attuned to the whispering of dandelion seeds: I wish you a whole lot of love, just enough hope, and carefree days in the fairest of weather–and when the frivolity settles, may you find nothing but good luck, the whole weekend through.
Happy days to you, my friends!