Cynthia Mudge | Mudge Media | Writer
Do You See a Weed?
Updated: Jan 21, 2021
When you see a dandelion do you see a weed to be eradicated or an opportunity for making a wish? My branding image of the dandelion was painted by Astoria artist, Catherine (Cat) Lloyd. Since adopting it as my logo, some well-meaning people have occasionally questioned why a business focused on marketing would choose a weed for its branding.
While some see a weed, others see a field of opportunities. While some see an ugly prolific toxic plant, others see a beautiful flower that flourishes even when other plants wither. In fact, dandelions are in the same family as daisies and chamomile. So while some see a lawn filled with a nuisance species, others see a harvest of tea, wine, tinctures, and medicinal salves.
Mudge Media Is about embracing the beauty, opportunity, and potential in what others may view as obstacles, challenges or failure. One of my favorite quotes comes from a Native American proverb: “All the flowers of all the tomorrows are in the seeds of today.”
When a dandelion bloom dies it is replaced by a beautiful white globe that contains the seeds of all the tomorrows. So go ahead. Make a wish.
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