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Dandelions - a symbol for the long haul ahead -
You see, I've always identified with the neat grass,
the charming roses, and the carefully tended gardens.
But perhaps, in the grand scheme of things,
women really have more in common with dandelions.
It feels like lots of folks keep trying to get rid of us or shut us up
or pull us out of the places we want to be.
And maybe we do have to be like the dandelions
that are willing to return proudly
the very next day after the lawn has been mowed.
Perhaps the dandelions have a lesson for us
in their ability to splash the yard with color
immediately after they have been mowed down.
And our words, thoughts, feelings and actions
are maybe just as subversive and uncontrollable
as the light seed puffs of the dandelions
that ride the wind to take root
in every imaginable spot on earth.
- Nelia Kimbrough
Dandelions may be ordered as an original collage or as prints as shown below
Dandelions - Print of collage in natural
colors with green
Dandelions - print of collage in rust with
rice paper and organics
Dandelions - Print of collage on blue with
natural bark paper, jute and poppy petals
Dandelions - print of collage on natural
mottled background with petals
Dandelions - print of collage on blue
background with rice paper and poppy petals