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The Flowering of Humanity’s Consciousness

Dandelions. Photo by Nina Wilkins

We humans may likely change and transform “overnight” as these Dandelions do. I have always loved Dandelions.

“Dear common flower that grow’st  beside the way, fringing the dusty road with harmless gold, first pledge of blithesome May…” -James Russell Lowell

“Their lovely constellations make a little heaven on earth of the grassy places that have been brown and bare for months. They touch the heartstrings in much the same way as the early notes of the Robin” (1902) -Frances Theodora Parsons

“…even during the worst blizzard in January, a glass of Dandelion Wine will bring summer right into the house.” -Euell Gibbons, “Stalking the Wild Asparagus,” 1962

Each of these quotes are from Who named the Daisy? Who named the Rose? by Mary Durant

Dandelions. Transformation during the night. Photo by Nina Wilkins

I love this little book. She has a brief history of many North American wild flowers, their uses and some fun facts about them including how they got their name.

“The word dandelion is an anglicization of the original French name dent de lion, the tooth of the lion, and the name was given because of the jagged, toothlike edges of the leaves.”

I really enjoy dandelion leaves in my salad.

We are all so unique and have our gifts to share. I would never think of a dandelion flower as a weed. Just as I hope you will have a high concept of your self so you may share your gifts with all of us.

A field of dandelions. Photo by Nina Wilkins