Saturday, January 29, 2011

Depth of Character!

Maturity and a Depth of Character
The dragonfly, in almost every part of the world symbolizes change and change in the perspective of self realization; and the kind of change that has its source in mental and emotional maturity and the understanding of the deeper meaning of life.
 The traditional association of Dragonflies with water also gives rise to this meaning to this amazing insect. The Dragonfly’s scurrying flight across water represents an act of going beyond what’s on the surface and looking into the deeper implications and aspects of life. 
Amongst Native Americans, it is a sign of happiness, speed and purity. Purity because the dragonfly eats from the wind itself. Please read more at:

I was amazed to find so much symbolism associated with the dragonfly online. My grand-mother used to tell me that if one landed on you, it meant good luck. I really never gave them another thought! Insects in general gross me out. I know they all serve some sort of purpose in the universe, but it doesn't mean I have to like them.
If I had to pick a favorite, however, it would definitely be the Dragonfly. They don't bite and eat twice their weight in mosquitoes every day. Mosquitoes for dessert, now there's a delectable thought!
Photography has taught me to see and respect all creatures no matter their hierarchy in the food chain.
Below is a picture of my kind and gentle husband who adores nature, hosting a Dragonfly on a warm and sunny day. He posed for a brief moment and then hovered away into the abyss of nature.
According to many legends and cultures we could all use a few Dragonfly Kisses, along with some Dragonfly Wisdom! Maybe even a, Dragonfly Magic Potion, that we could sprinkle
on ourselves in times of doubt. Now wouldn't that be neat, timely and cost affective!

This photo was taken at the Botanical Gardens in, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Finger supplied by my husband.

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1 comment:

hootnonny said...

Lovely images Rosemary! I love the fat little faces of dragonflies! And it's amazing all the different colors they come in!

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