Remember when you were a kid and you saw a dandelion seed head perched in the grass. I don’t know about you, but in my memories, it was always sunny and the grass was green and long. Oh – and there were always cicadas. Childhood memories in New Zealand should always have cicadas as the backing track.
I can still remember the feeling of seeing one of those little white puffs. They were a wish to be made. After which, one blow would send all the fairies out into the world on a mission to bring us our greatest desire.
I was a child who took such matters seriously. No wish could be wasted. So, my approach was an analytical one – what was the smartest wish to be wished for?
And so each time, I asked for the same thing.
Each time, same wish. “I just want to be happy – oh and I want everyone I love to be happy. Forever. Please. Thank you very much.”
It seemed like a great umbrella desire. Surely the natural progression from a life of happiness, was a pony and my own bathroom like the twins from the Sweet Valley High books.
And so, I would shut my eyes and blow all the air from my lungs, with the hope that each tiny wishlet would make it’s way up to the clouds and the stars. Because it must be the job of the clouds and the stars to grant the wishes. Why else would such beautiful things live so far away and out of reach. They were keeping all the yet-to-be-granted wishes safe.
Lately, I have been getting some really nice emails about this blog. It has nothing to do with the fashion. Mostly they say things like “when I read your blog I just feel better”. I wanted to take this chance to thank all the people who visit every week. You are part of my happiness. You are helping me chase my dreams. If this thing that makes me happy, makes the people that I love happy, then all my wishes have come true at once.
A dandelion head is a composite. The head is made up of lots of little florets. The whole truly is the sum of it’s parts.
And so without all my perfect florets – how the hell would I bloom.
Hat – Glassons Cardi – Witchery Tee – Nique Jeans – Country Road Boots – Hudson Necklace – Lovisa Bag – Deadly Ponies
Much love XX