When I learned to do embroideries as appliques, it changed the way the elements look. Instead of being ephemeral in the hand dye, they have raised up solidity. It changed their presence.
After a while I realized how much of my life was like that of a dragonfly. I’d flit in, talk and teach with people, and float out. It was exciting and ephemeral. And it made me aware how even very small encounters with people enrich and change you and them. You only have a moment at a time. But there they are, moment, after moment, after moment.
So something small becomes, as St. Teresa once said, large with love. Of course a large dragonfly is a statement all of it’s own.
It’s a floating world. And I love flitting through it.