What Do You See?


In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Symbol.”


When I first decided to name my blog Dandelion Fuzz, I felt it was fitting. I hoped it would always feel that way. I wrote about naming my blog in The Birth of a Name or why I named my blog after a weed…. over a year ago.

Looking back at that post, I have a better understanding of why I chose that name. As I continue to write about my experience having a transgender child, as well as many other things, I realize that  those dandelions represent more than just a symbol of resilience and wishes, childhood and joy.

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Those dandelions stand for more than just possible wishes. Whether they are bright yellow flowers or puff balls of fuzz, it has been my attitude that determines what I see – weeds or wishes. So you can add ‘attitude’ to what dandelions mean to me.

As I take this journey with Kris, with all its twists and turns, I am finding myself in places I never thought I would be. I’ve met so many new, wonderful people. I’ve learned more about myself than I thought possible.

And even when that fuzz blows all over the place and I’m feeling like I’m flying apart in a million different directions, I try to hold onto my feelings of hope and positive energy. Wherever I land, I plant myself there and you better not try to pick me up and toss me away because I’m a lot stronger than you might think and I’m not going anywhere except where I want to be.