Random thoughts before I go to sleep… I remember one time I was riding on the subway and all of a sudden a single dandelion seed floated onto my hand. On the subway! How in the world did this single seed float all the way underground onto this single subway car? This was only a few months into my living in the city. I was feeling scared of everything; but at that moment, I wondered, I truly wondered, if that fluffy floating seed could have been sent just to me. And then I thought, maybe by magic? Maybe a fairy? I cradled the seed gently in my hand for the rest of the ride, feeling the need to protect it. I checked on it every few minutes or so, to make sure it was alright. When I reached my stop and looked inside my curled hand again, the dandelion seed had disappeared. I searched the floor with my eyes, but I did not find it. I felt sad but calm.
A year ago I moved to NYC to pursue a dream of working in children’s book publishing. A year ago that dandelion seed came upon a pale hand and whispered something through me that I will never forget. Always follow your heart.