Flashback #8

Spring of 2010. Children often enjoy blowing the ripe, tufted fruits of dandelions into the breeze and watching them lazily drift away. In this part of the world, mothers tell their children that blowing away the ripe fruits of dandelions completely in one go while making a wish will make it come true. My mother told us that we would become centenarians and reach 100 years old in good health. We found out the hard way that it isn’t true.
Tomorrow isn’t just another day. We miss you everyday. The pain lingers on.

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24 responses

  1. I am so sorry for your loss. Time does heal, in a way, but the scars always remain and it’s so difficult not to wish for the old days back.
    PS – love Bowie’s jacket – looking terribly cute

  2. Sorry for the loss Herman but what a lovely memory about the dandelion – my Mom told us that as well when we were kids and I STILL try to blow all the seeds off at one go. Some things stick with you for a lifetime. Like Moms.

    Hugs, Pam

  3. Mooi gezegd, de scherpe kanten gaan weg omdat we verdergaan met de mooie herinneringen, maar het gemis blijft erg.

  4. Here as well…Mom and grand mom said the same things…I guess that is part of mothers creating a magical world for their children…And it works, because we always remember these kind of things…Then life comes and magic backs a little bit…But it never absolutely disappears…Great post Herman!!!

  5. A reminder of a sad day, but also one to savor good memories. How did Mr.B do with his dandelion…blow on it, nom it or lie down on it? Purrs and hugs from the kitties at The Cat on My Head, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Josette

  6. What did you wish, Mr. B? 🙂
    And oh I want to tell you that you look uber-suppah-cool in this photo, I almost mistook you for a police cat! And a very handsome one 😉

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