Friday, April 8, 2011

FYBF - Tales of A Dragonfly Future.


In Japanese culture, it is believed the dragonfly is symbolic of success, victory, happiness, strength and courage, and represent light and joy. It is a reminder that we are of the light and can reflect it in powerful ways if we choose. Seeing through illusions and allowing you to shine with new vision. A symbol of transition, change. From murky depths to shining light.


He is the dragonfly. Transitioning from murky hidden dark childhood into brilliant bright irridescent youth. I watch as he soars to new heights, waiting for the pause, the hesitation of new wings, prepared to provide a safe landing if he falters and falls. It is not necessary. He flits past my line of vision, pausing to hover close, brushing my fears away before flying off to new worlds. Returning, always returning home safe from his latest adventure. Ready to fly once more in the brand new day, pushing past old boundaries and anxieties, revealing unforeseen strength. He radiates happiness from his very soul, deep contentment down to the core of himself. He is the dragonfly. He is MY dragonfly. As he soars my heart soars with him.
 
 
Nowadays I feel more and more distant from others on this ASD journey, saddened to see their struggles,no longer able to relate to the despair. For all that fills my eyes is the blinding brilliance from a myriad of reflections of his rainbow wings as he flies higher and higher bathed in happiness and hope.

Dragonflies have always been his thing. Since a very young age Boy 1 has been enthralled by these magical creatures of the wing, and it is what we have given to those who help him as gifts of thanks to remember him by. Who ever knew how prophetic such a symbol would turn out to be. Always dragonflies, everything dragonflies...
 


 

8 comments:

Karls said...

Madmother? I think not... Radmother? That's a little more fitting!

Glowless @ Where's My Glow said...

They're a stunning creature... though I will admit to freaking out if they fly at my face.

Kakka said...

So glad he is finding his wings as he grows, it shows how well all you have have done on this journey, it gives hope to others. xxx

Being Me said...

What a beautiful totem your boy has working with him. Just beautiful xx

Varda said...

What a lovely metaphor for your son's transformation. I love that he (and you) have found and recognized his unforeseen strengths. Fly on!

Tired Mom said...

Very pretty; no wonder I like dragonflies so much! Great comparison with your son. Over from blog gems.

Looking for Blue Sky said...

One day I hope to be like you x (over from Blog Gems)

Apples and Autobots said...

A truly beautiful representation of your child. I hope for that I can watch my own little dragonflies take flight.