"I was a dandelion puff...Some saw the beauty in me and stooped quietly to admire my innocence. Others saw the potential of what I could do for them, so they uprooted me, seeking to shape me around their needs. They blew at my head, scattering my hair from the roots, changing me to suit them. Yet still others saw me as something that was unworthy and needed to be erased."
Nicole Bailey-Williams (American, high school English teacher, a freelance writer, and former host of "The Literary Review”)
TIME: 6:42 PM
PLACE: YMCA Soccer Fields
SUBJECT: Dandelion seedhead
I wish I could lose 10 more pounds.
I wish laundry fairies were real.
I wish the dog didn’t shed so much.
I wish my oldest daughter could see how beautiful she is.
I wish there were 2 of me so I could do the things I want to do as well as all the things I have to do each day.
I wish that I could win the lottery and pay off all our debts.
I wish that I could give my Mom one more hug and kiss and tell her I love her.