|"misunderstood" 5 x7 acrylic|
What is a weed, and how exactly does a plant earn that oh so undesirable designation? I guess weeds are hardier, but does that make them weedier? They are more prolific and drought resistant, could that be it? Maybe it is because we don’t actually plant weeds and they just sort of appear.
Did you know that dandelions are edible? People have eaten the young leaves, made wine out of it, and drank it as a tea for centuries. Personally I’ve never tried to eat dandelions but its nice to know that there is something out there that is easily identifiable and edible, just in case.
Children look at things in much more simplistic ways. Dandelions to their young eyes are pretty and yellow and no one yells at you if you pick them.
If you’ve ever received a bouquet of flowers from a loved one your usual response is a kiss and a smile. On the other hand what would you do if you receive a bouquet of dandelions with a few buttercups thrown in for good measure? You’d kiss that child and smile, that is what you would do. And then you would get down your nicest vase and put it in a place of honor. Maybe, children in their innocence are much wiser than we give them credit for.
As Shakespeare so eloquently noted…a rose by any other name would still smell as sweet.