14 May 2010

Dandelion Thoughts



I went walking in the woods this morning 
and came across this dandelion, standing tall and proud. 
My next thought was that it is a like a woman, 
holding all the little bits of her life together.
Proud as a peacock, swaying in the wind....
resilient to the end.

Then comes along that sneeze.
God help all who come into her path then!

Image ~ me

17 comments:

  1. It's a lovely metaphor. Mind you, I like to think of the little bits of my life as big bits of my life, if that Aristotelian blow is coming anyhow.

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  2. Gorgeous photo Jeanne.. just beautiful!!! and lovely sentiment too... it's funny .. not having children ... I suppose i fall into a different sort of category, but find myself gathering more bits of myself everyday!!! Have a wonderful day!!! xxx Julie

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  3. Oh Jeanne,
    That was brilliant. I'm afraid that I'm not as poetic as you and I was thinking that the dandelions are so prolofic this year that, all I want to do is douse them in weed killer !!!! .....they are very beautiful in their seed head state though... another lovely comparrison to us women !! XXXX

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  4. Gosh this spoke to me. Great photo, great analogy.

    Helena xx

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  5. Very poetic Jeanne, I love your way with words...and then I had to laugh at Jacqueline's comment! So funny how different people's perceptions can be, isn't it? K xx

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  6. Spot-on! What a lovely photo. Have I asked you about your camera? I need a new one and am trying to decide which one would be best. Isn't walking the best at allowing all of our random thoughts to come to life.

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  7. Oh Jeanne - so it's not only me who 'does the big sneeze' and terrifies the household until I feel bald and can grow my flowers back again? That is very reassuring. Mise is right - it's a gorgeous metaphor. You are definitely a poet...

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  8. Great analogy, Jeanne. Everything you wrote about it is true about us women, isn't it?

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  9. Very Zen thought...and look at all her babies just waiting to land and start a new life of their own!

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  10. Such a wonderful thought, beautifully expressed in the most marvellous of metaphors :)

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  11. I used to love to blow on dandelions. I'll think about it differently now!!

    Yes, I did see my mention on the bluebell post!! You are so sweet. I don't know how that one got past me!!

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  12. What a lovely thought it being a woman standing tall and proud. If tha'ts true then there's a convention of strong woman in my backyard and it's getting loud out there!

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  13. You've remade the humble dandelion from a weed to a wonder! Lately, I feel like I am trying to hold on to all the little bits but the wind is blowing hard ... I think I needed to see this post today. Thanks for sharing this.

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  14. Sounds like gale force winds to me :)
    I think an extra glass of wine may be needed with dinner !!
    Thanks for your comment Stephanie...glad to hear I am not the only one :)

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  15. Oh, that made me smile....
    Sneezes come at the most unexpected moments don't they. And yet we're so photogenic.
    Susan

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  16. Amen, Sister! Your metaphor says much, all of which I like. Lovely post!

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  17. A wonderful way to give the lowly dandelion a little chance in the limelight. Great thought!

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