Monday, July 14, 2014
This flower is a perfect time to play," He loves me, he loves me not."
The idea is similar to plucking a petal of a daisy flower.
With the dandelion flower, you blow with one breathe. If the seeds get blown away a lot, you know he loves you a lot. But if a lot of the seeds remain, you know he couldn't care the stuff about you.
Of course, the seeds will naturely blow away as long as you choose a mature flower and you blow with a lung full of air.
Another folklore of the dandelion:
Folklore says that blowing the seeds off a dandelion is said to carry your thoughts and dreams to your loved one. At least, so they say... Source: "Unusual Vegetables, Something New for this Year's Garden," Rodale Press Emmaus, PA.
"Are you separated from the object of your love? Carefully pluck one of the feathery heads; charge each of the little feathers composing it with a tender thought; turn towards the spot where the loved one dwells; blow, and the seed-ball will convey your message faithfully. Do you wish to know if that dear one is thinking of you? blow again; and if there be left upon the stalk a single aigrette, it is a proof you are not forgotten. Similarly, the dandelion is consulted as to whether the lover lives east, west, north, or south, and whether he is coming or not." Source: "The Child and Childhood in Folk-Thought," by Alexander F. Chamberlain
I should go to the garden and blow a lot of dandelion and think of my poor D alone in Singapore at this festive season.
The dandelion flower leaves behind a long stalk.