Sweet Spring swings back round the wheel of the year
Chirping frogs and bursting blossoms
Lovely lady dandelion with her impossibly yellow mane.
Her perky face popping among the grasses
Always reminds me of my mother
going to her grave adorned in golden garlands
Each year, I gather the blooms for a fragrant offering
a dandelion lei placed on the shrine that I tend in her honor
along with some of her favorite foods
chocolate covered almonds and berries berries berries of all kinds
I’m inspired by the way you celebrate your mother. Mine died nearly 30 years ago. I don’t have a way I connect with her in a ritualized sense. Reading about your practice with dandelions, berries and choco covered almonds, I feel it might honor my grief and her love for me if I were to create my – our- version of that. Thank you for letting me see your lovely, bright yellow flowers.
Yes Jessica! We continue to have so much in common!
Thank you for sharing your love of this crazy life!