hope, change, and love.

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life was feeling pretty surreal. i was in thailand. at the home of someone i already considered a friend. the home. she lived there. and i met her two days prior. and i was there because another friend, with whom the universe demanded i interact, was living there as well.

three weeks prior i purchased a plane ticket to thailand. four days prior i purchased a night at a beach resort on an island off phuket. and there they waited. for the universe to play its hand. i met amy on koh yao yai, through robert. she’d been living in asia for fourteen years and opened her home to him as a soft landing. twenty one days later we were welcome in by them both. as air con and laptops were consumed i decided to talk a walk around the house. allow my senses to take everything in.

and he appeared. first by the pool. then by the weeds. then, perched next to me, as i fiddle with my camera. he’d hop from bush to tree to leaf to bush. but always ended up within three feet of me. i’ve always liked dragonflies. they’re bright and energetic. usually flitting around with a playmate. spreading happiness. but at this moment i loved him. i had no idea why. the closer i got the less he hopped. i got a vague flash that dragonflies meant something symbolically. but the humidity fogged my memory as i spent time with my new friend. i don’t know how long i ended up just standing there, snapping and staring. but it was a long time.

fittingly, the following is what a dragonfly symbolizes: the main symbolisms of the dragonfly are renewal, positive force and the power of life in general.  dragonflies can also be a symbol of the sense of self that comes with maturity. the dragonfly has been a symbol of happiness, new beginnings and change for many centuries. there are many cultures that believe that the meaning of a dragonfly is happiness, courage and subconscious thoughts it means hope, change and love.’

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