Hot Days, Cold Noodles
And, a special visit from a dragonfly
Popping in to wish you a good morning on this lazy last Sunday in July. The sun is dappling through the trees and the birds are singing their morning songs. After a spell of rainy and gray weather, this weekend has been breezy and bright. I insisted Chad take yesterday off of house reno and dragged him to the beach.
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At low tide, a dragonfly attached itself to Chad’s swimming trunks and wouldn’t let go. He walked from nearly waist-height water to our blanket with a delicately fastened insect broach on his shorts who would not budge.
After about 15 minutes, we were able to gently move our new friend to Chad’s t-shirt on the blanket, where he remained for another 20 minutes. At about that same moment, about 500 or more dragonflies descended upon the beach swooping and darting so low that I had to keep my head down at times for fear of being gently walloped. After a few attempts, our pal thankfully took flight with the rest of his team. We think he might have needed to dry out a bit in order spread his wings again. Who doesn’t?
The dragonflies came in droves this very same week last summer, and this past Friday marks a year without our Joshie dog. I’m still desperately sad.
After we got home from the beach, I looked up what dragonflies symbolize: transformation, adaptability, and self-realization. Some say they also represent, hope, change and love, which provided me some comfort. I feel our friend’s lengthy visit makes much more sense now.
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