Soar with the dragonflies!

On The Wings of Dragonflies
by Miriam Schulman, @schulmanArt
I stumbled upon this beautiful story on a website for eulogy poetry. The story  is very comforting to think about our loved ones who have passed on this spiritual way.
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Once, in a little pond, in the muddy water under the lily pads, there lived a little water beetle in a community of water beetles. They lived a simple and comfortable life in the pond with few disturbances and interruptions. Once in a while, sadness would come to the community when one of their fellow beetles would climb the stem of a lily pad and would never be seen again. They knew when this happened; their friend was dead, gone forever.
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Then, one day, one little water beetle felt an irresistible urge to climb up that stem. However, he was determined that he would not leave forever. He would come back and tell his friends what he had found at the top. When he reached the top and climbed out of the water onto the surface of the lily pad, he was so tired, and the sun felt so warm, that he decided he must take a nap. As he slept, his body changed and when he woke up, he had turned into a beautiful blue-tailed dragonfly with broad wings and a slender body designed for flying.
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So, fly he did! And, as he soared he saw the beauty of a whole new world and a far superior way of life to what he had never known existed. Then he remembered his beetle friends and how they were thinking by now he was dead. He wanted to go back to tell them, and explain to them that he was now more alive than he had ever been before. His life had been fulfilled rather than ended. But, his new body would not go down into the water. He could not get back to tell his friends the good news. Then he understood that their time would come, when they, too, would know what he now knew. So, he raised his wings and flew off into his joyous new life!
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Do dragonflies have a special spiritual meaning for you?

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  1. What a lovely story! Thanks for featuring my patina dragonfly necklace.

    I love patina-ing this dragonfly charm because it has an ear of corn on it. There is Zuni story about the dragonfly and corn maiden…

    The people foolishly wasting food with a "food fight", this angered the Corn Maiden and to teach them a lesson she sends famine and drought. A little boy fashions the first dragonfly from cornstalk and it comes to life. This was pleasing to the Corn Maiden and they have a plentiful harvest. In the summer you can find the dragonfly humming among the corn.


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I’m Miriam Schulman, your curator of inspiration.

I inspire art-lovers to reconnect with their creativity and profit from their art. Whether you paint simply for the joy of it or you’re serious about selling your work, and you’re ready to stop putting yourself on the back burner...You're in the right place. I've done it and I can inspire YOU how to do it too.

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