For me, the dragonfly symbolizes the
transformation that can take place as people grow and change.
first personal encounter with dragonflies was on a canoe trip to the Boundary
Waters area over 20 years ago. The trip happened to be when dragonflies were emerging and
unfurling their wings - a very delicate process that was fascinating to watch.
Most were successful, but a few died in the
I am fascinated by
dragonflies because they change so dramatically - changing from underwater
nymphs into flying insects of considerable beauty and skill. I like to
think of people growing and changing - sometimes as completely and as gracefully
as the dragonfly. My role is like that of a midwife - I assist and
may facilitate the process; but, in reality, the process belongs to the
individual (or dragonfly).