e·lude
verb
1. to avoid or escape by speed, cleverness, trickery
2. to escape the understanding, perception, or appreciation of
Did you know dragonflies have been around for 100 million years?  Yup.  It is said they have an amazing ability to adapt to their surroundings and survive…clearly!
Dragonflies are often portrayed in Japanese paintings as representations of new joy and light.
“On the other side of the Atlantic Ocean, in Ireland and parts of Europe, dragonflies were associated with fairies.  Some fables and fairy tales, if you will, told that if you followed a dragonfly, it would lead you to fairies.  Others said that they were the steeds of fairies.  This leads to an association with magic.  Dragonflies are so full of spiritual energy and a sort of magic, that they represent the ability to travel between dimensions.”  Nice.
According to the Native American Lakota tribe’s mythology, dragonflies can teach illusion.  They symbolize that things may not always be as they seem and that life itself is not always what it appears to be.
So what does this have to do with clarity?  Well, ironically, for a word which has come to be my compass in knowing, it also continues to direct me to SEE the gift in parts of life which don’t make sense.
Sense of the lingering illusions of what we once dreamt for and that there IS magic yet to be found in these parts of life which have eluded us…and this in itself results in clarity.
Here’s to all the dragonflies in my life.
You fly into my path just when I need to SEE the most.  Thank you.
Dragonfly
Dragonflies

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