Dragonfly…

dragonflyThe dragonfly according to my grandmother was about changing and a sense of self. Folktales say that if a dragonfly lands on you it is a sign that you will hear good news from someone dear. I also just read that in Japanese paintings they are the symbol for new light and joy, happiness, courage and strength…

Dragonfly is the topic today and this day is cold outside and that cup of hot coffee is great today…

Well I am also sure that the fact that it is cold and cloudy in Moscow had something to do with this story, but the point is, a dragonfly landed on Boza’s head today and he (Boza) froze in his spot and did not move. It settled lightly on Boza’s head as he was sniffing the smells of the world around him, as all dogs do and when it stopped on his head he was looking at me and became the moist patient dog in the world…

I crouched down and looked at the dragonfly and here is what I saw. The cold crisp Russian air gave me an opportunity to have a good look…

Bright red eyes, two tone purple body, black legs, brown head and almost perfect translucent wings with a green dot on each wing. I did not have my phone with a camera and I was not able to get a picture of the dragonfly on Boza’s head, but I was able to enjoy it and Boza just stood there as if that was what he should do in such a wonderful instance…

So I am sipping a cup of coffee and writing this. My story about how I walked the dog today, a cloudy dreary day in Moscow, Russia. Then as we walked we were blessed by nature. A dragonfly came to say hi to Boza and I. Then I remembered what my grandma always said about dragonflies as she desired them to live in her garden, for they helped keep bad things away from a garden…

Then I realized that I had made some changes and have rearranged my thinking about myself. As always my grandma was correct and her words are wisdom to remember and pass on to others…

Boza was a good boy and after 30 seconds or so, the dragonfly flew away and Boza wagged his tail and looked at me for praises. It really made an impression on me that Boza the most spoiled uncontrolled dog around acted like it was perfectly natural to have a dragonfly land on his head…

I just love Russia…

Posted by Kyle Keeton
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