One o’clock, two o’clock, three o’clock … blowing dandelion clocks, was one of my favourite occupations while roaming around my family’s meadows in the village. Greek dandelions are usually of white or vivid yellow colour. I spent endless hours simply following them while the wind was carrying them away. In fact, I knew dandelions as “the thieves” this was their nickname. I guess that was because someone had to be lucky enough to catch these fluffy and featherly delicate blooms. If you were lucky then you could make a wish and start blowing till “your thief” flew away to another person so your faerie could come and you had your wish!
Writers have any kind of wishes and struggle to catch the rythm of their own writing and “the fluffy thief” so they realise their dreams. I have been feeling like having caught my dandelion but i didn’t blow its clock this time, because faeric things happen without asking! I do also feel great for following my intuition and I believe new writers who don’t know exactly the market’s rules have to follow their own reasoning even if this seems preposterous. Very often than not the realisation of the unknown rules is the true revelation that they were held back, simply because of these rules.
Chances are to meet extraordinary people that Universe brought at your door, who see the potential in your work and who are sincere and truthful to guide you to the next level. Writers have to be like the humble dandelion, an extraordinarily tough plant which will thrive wherever its many seeds land.It is a very adaptable survivor and can thrive anywhere.The common name for dandelion may have come form the Greek word leontodon which means lion’s tooth or the old French word, dent de lion which shares the same meaning. Interestingly, the genus name given to the dandelion derives from the Greek word taraxos , which means tara-disorder and axos– remedy. But is there any reason to be in a hurry and press ourselves?
“Never be in a hurry; do everything quietly and in a calm spirit. Do not lose your inner peace for anything whatsoever, even if your whole world seems upset.” (Saint Francis de Sales(21 August 1567 – 28 December 1622)
Doubting for our writing work , revising and editing is a good thing keeping writers alert all the time, ready to give their best shot when the time is right. That certain time endless wonders happen and your good faerie will bring these wonders to you.The only thing you fellow writers have to do is to Believe in yourselves and your ideas which are precious for your own writing upgrading and the seeking “dandelions” that will safely transfer you to your destination.
It’s ok to blow many dandelions at the beginning and cheerfully let them scatter but you will know which unexpected dandelion is your dandelion, the one that plans to help you fly together. Don’t put your dreams aside , keep calm, forget the rest and the world’s upheaval, even the persons’ hostility and indifference. What really counts is what Captain Jack Sparrow has said:”If you choose to lock your heart away you will lose it for certain.” I f you lose your courage and confidence plus stop believing that you will succeed then this will probably happen. This Christmas don’t let your”Spirit” to be lost, keep it in your heart while warming it. Till next week’s Rock Post wrap yourself with good books, Christmas songs and let your soul’s chrysalis to fly free!
“Christmas Eve was a night of song that wrapped itself about you like a shawl. But it warmed more than your body. It warmed your heart…filled it, too, with melody that would last forever.”
–Bess Streeter Aldrich, Song of Years