People that know me, know that my personal symbol is a dragonfly-it has been for years. I think it happened sometime after the dawn of cancer. It is a freeing symbol to me, a beautiful insect. It is hidden or obvious in most of my paintings or drawings. I want to even put one somewhere on my wedding dress, even if it is on the inside.
I regularly wear a ring with a dragonfly (shown above), a gift from my art therapist. I have many other neat dragonfly pieces-all unique and special, just like the people who gave them to me.
Different cultures' positive interpretations of the dragonfly include:
-Associations with water, spring, fertility, renewal, and considered a messenger
-The dragonfly's wings reflect and refract their beautiful colors and the light of the sun-leading to a mystical and magical symbolism.
-In Japan, the dragonfly is a symbol of joy and new light.
-Some Native American believe that dragonflies are a symbol of renewal after a time of great hardship
What's your personal symbol?
Today, I am grateful for: doctors, friends and family and renewal