Dandelions


When we look at a patch of dandelions

we see a bunch of weeds

that are going to take over our yard.


Kids see flowers for Mom

and blowing white fluff

you can wish on


When we look at an old drunk

and he smiles at us

we see a smelly dirty person

who probably wants money

and we look away.


Kids see someone smiling at them

and they smile back


When we hear music we love

(we know we can't carry a tune and don't have much rhythm)

So we sit self-consciously and listen...

Kids “feel” the beat and move to it.

They sing out the words

It they don't know them

they make up their own


When we feel wind on our face,

we brace ourselves against it

we feel it messing up our hair

and puttling us back when we walk.


Kids close their eyes,

spread their arms and fly with it

until they fall to the ground laughing


When we see a mud puddle

we step around it

we see muddy shoes and dirty carpets

Kids sit in it

They see dams to build, rivers to cross

and worms to play with


We wonder if we are given kids to teach...

or to learn from

Enjoy the little things in life

for one day you may look back

and realize...

they “were” the big things.


I wish you my friends...

a lifetime of

Big Mud Puddles

and

Sunny Yellow Dandelions!



Hurry get ready...................

here comes summer !!!!!


PC 2004