Forgot your password?

We just sent you an email, containing instructions for how to reset your password.

Sign in

  • A response to a tumblr post by < falling-into-falling-out> (photo is the subject of that post)

    Dandelions are my favorite wildflowers for just this reason.

    I wrote a country song, I called it "Dandelion Promises". I only performed it once.

    I called my ex-wife (divorce was her idea) on a valentines day, played it on my guitar, and sang the song myself.

    My singing voice is scary, to say the least, but I did OK.

    She asked, "who was that?" I said, "Me." She responded, "Ohhhh..." (long pause) "Allright then,... where did you learn that song?" I told her, "I wrote it." Again, (long pause) "Ohhhhh..."

    I have never played, recorded, or shared the song since. She passed away to cancer three years ago this month.

    The song was about the wishes we make blowing dandelion seeds, and the dandelion's promise to always return, to remind of our wish.
    • Share

    Connected stories:

About

Collections let you gather your favorite stories into shareable groups.

To collect stories, please become a Citizen.

    Copy and paste this embed code into your web page:

    px wide
    px tall
    Send this story to a friend:
    Would you like to send another?

      To retell stories, please .

        Sprouting stories lets you respond with a story of your own — like telling stories ’round a campfire.

        To sprout stories, please .

            Better browser, please.

            To view Cowbird, please use the latest version of Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Opera, or Internet Explorer.