by Rabbi Avigdor Miller
When you give a puff on the dandelion seed ball, the parachutes detach themselves and float gracefully in the air. Each seed is hanging by a parachute of 30 waterproof hairs and it’s balanced perfectly. It moves with the slightest gust of wind and it travels. You see it’s no accident here. Here is a landing field where all these parachutes were parked. They are loosely attached to the launching pad and at a slight puff they detach and each one floats away to its mission. You see everything is being done with a plan and purpose.
Certainly we should continue to see these things and to learn from them there is a Creator. Could you make a parachute just by putting materials in a bag and shuffling it up and down for a million years? Would it turn into one dandelion parachute?
Imagine you had all the raw materials and let’s say you even have the hairs and you have the seeds. (That’s already a big thing) and you shake them together. Would they join with the launching pad and attach themselves lightly? You know they’re not attached too lightly, otherwise they’d fall down into the grass and get lost, even without a wind. And they’re
not attached too tightly, otherwise even when the wind blows they wouldn’t detach themselves. They don’t become loose until they’re ripe, and then they’re attached just loosely enough to maintain their position until a wind comes, and then they are detached and they float on the wind and carry away to their mission.
The jacket of the seed is so strong that even if it falls into the brine of the ocean it’s not permeated by the ocean salts. That seed remains viable until finally it lands on some seashore and it plants a dandelion in a foreign country. — Avraham and Moshe: Two Books of the Torah (#330)