Dragonfly (General) Reflection (Listen while you read)
Hurry, hurry; I mustn’t be late.
Hurry, hurry; for I have a date.
Hurry, hurry; I mustn’t forget.
No time to ponder or I might be late.
Isn’t it time to ponder? Yes? No?
There does come a time when pondering is the best thing to do. Yes? No?
Indeed my friends; pondering can be fun. It can take us to many places, real or not real.
Most ponder with the imagination; this is true. We would ask that you do as the Dragonfly; he ponders upon the real.
Too many ponder upon the ‘not real’. This, my dear friends, causes much angst. Indeed, this type of pondering is ‘for the birds’. You understand my dear, dear friends? We do not like birds; no, dear ones; birds tend to have sharp beaks, indeed.
Do you want to be ‘taken by the birds with their sharp beaks? Yes? No?
Should you answer ‘no’ dear heart, we would suggest that you refrain from pondering the ‘not real’, and concentrate your pondering upon ‘facts’. Oh yes, my friends. Pondering facts will have the birds not worrying you; you will be safe in the confines of reality; indeed.
© Carolyn Page 2013 – ABC of Spirit Talk
I loved your image as well as your words. It is a gloomy day here and this gives my spirits just the lift they need. Hugs, Barbara
So pleased, Barbara…. Here’s to light thoughts and lifting weather…! 🙂
I remember when I was little I used to catch a dragonfly by its tail, checked it head. eyes, mouth and then let it free again… 🙂 It was wonderful moment!
They are gorgeous, Dolly.. I can see you now; a little girl (so cute) inspecting a dragonfly with all the curiosity of childhood… Thank You for telling me.. xoxoxo 🙂
it’s my pleasure 😀 mmwahhhh
Thanks Carolyn. I like what you say. Too often our pondering goes down the road of illusion
and it tends to become destructive and delusional.
Indeed, Don… well said… 🙂
Nice to hear your soothing voice telling us about the pondering dragonfly. Yeas with bird flying around it may be best to stick to facts.
Sometimes hard to do, Kim..! 😉
The imagination wants to have its way at times… 🙂
I am not a dragonfly fan. I’m afraid I might be rooting for the birds. Am I awful?
Ha ha ha, Kathy….. 😉
I love dragonflies…. I love birds…. Hmmm… Let me think…!!!!! 🙂
True. Pondering on the imaginary stuff could only lead to problems in the real life. The picture here made my day:) a lovely post, Carolyn:)
It is gorgeous, Padmini… I had another image, though when I came across this one, I knew it was ‘the one’…. xoxoxo 🙂
Have to say – prefer my pondering in the realms of fantasy 😉
Real life is all too real, and not something I can ponder without getting morose!
Haha, Ghia… yes I well understand what you say..!
Sometimes reality can seem all too cruel however, having a fantasy is a little different from ‘pondering’ the unreal… With fantasies, we generally know we ‘are’ fantasizing; whereas pondering the ‘unreal’ is generally caused by too much imagination in the wrong places, resulting in ‘unrest’.
Enjoy your fantasies, Ghia… Oooh, I think I’m seeing one of them now…! 😉
very wise thoughts and so beautifully written. Onto fact pondering we go.
I’m with you, Susan…
A pondering we will go…
A pondering we will go…
Hi ho the dairy-o
A pondering we will go….. 😉
Alright then, no pondering the unreal!! Dragon flies are wonderful creatures – I like watching them fly above our communal pool.
I adore them, Rose… 😉
We occasionally see them flittering about the backyard… They mesmerise.. I can’t take my eyes from them… 😉
Your words “flitted” very effectively, just like a dragonfly. I even started reading faster, as if to catch up.
Haha…. They do that really well; flitter..!
What strange and cute little creatures they are. Who’d have thought they would represent something so earthy and grounded…!
So glad you enjoyed, David… 🙂
I was always scared of bugs! Especially the ones that darted down on me when I was floating in my pool! LOL. But you put a light, sweet touch on this, a twist that made me ponder…. maybe I was looking at them all wrong!? Great writing as always!
Yes, insects are funny like that; they either scare the dickens out of you, or you love them..!
I’m happy ’bout the ‘light, sweet touch’..! See, there you go; that little Dragonfly is working for you already… 😉
I remember being on a small island at camp in the summer, and when the mosquitoes got too thick, they would drop a dense cloud of Dragonflies on us. I like this memory. Well, time to ponder! Love your post Carolyn! 🙂 xo
Wow; what a great memory, and what a fantastic sight, Resa…! 😉
Happy pondering…! 🙂
You, too, happy pondering! 🙂 xoxoxo
They are really exquisite
Yes, I agree; I’ve always loved them..!
I can’t believe the amount of differing types of Dragonfly; they come in so many shapes and colours…
I couldn’t resist; I just looked up Wikipedia where it is said there are about 5680 different species..! The insect world is quite phenomenal…! 🙂
Absolutely truthfully correct and inspiring thoughts.Thank you so much for liking few of my post.l appreciate your feedback.Have a wonderful day.jalal
Thank You, Jalal…
Your comments are always very welcome… 🙂
And to you, a wonderful day…!
This takes us to the memory of our younger days where we chased butterflys, golden bee, silk worm etc. Interesting article!
Nice memories, I’m sure.. 🙂
Thank You for visiting, and for commenting… Welcome…
beautiful photo and words..thanks for sharing
Thank You Sriram.
I can’t take credit for the image, though it is certainly beautiful.
Your images are truly beautiful, yet more than beautiful; they are majestic and worthy of the incredible animal kingdom…
Thank You so much for betraying them as wonderfully as you do..
What is our motivation to ponder on the “not real” as we avoid the real? Is this escapism?
Indeed, dear heart. A troubled heart will always find a means to escape. Is this a good thing? We think not; it leads only to a deeper sadness and a greater loss of self esteem.
Thanks for the inspiring reminder Carolyn! Sometimes I tend to spend time worrying about “what isn’t” and of course that’s not productive. Something I’ll need to learn in this life time to let go 🙂
I believe it’s a part of the human psyche to do this…. However, it’s a great challenge to overcome and be free, too…..!
Here’s to ‘freedom’….. xoxoxo 🙂
I love dragonflies.. especially when they’re as wise as this one 🙂
And, so do I; they are quite fascinating little creatures. I’ve seen ‘quite a few’ over the past week… hmmmmmmmmmmmmm… 🙂
As always, the audio is a gem–rhyming no less! I’ve always liked dragonflies. I usually see a couple during the summer.
I’ve been away ‘up north’ over the Easter break, Smak… Sorry for taking so long to respond; we’ve been ‘dancing our little hearts out’ at our favourite comp. We saw so many Dragonflies I had to remind myself of the reflection, and stay with ‘the facts’….!!! 😉
Always a good plan! Hope you had fun up North.
And what does “Up North” even mean, anyway? Do you people use the same compass as we do?
And I should note (because you’re very good at answering my many questions) that this time I’m being facetious.
“this time I’m being facetious.” – I could tell; honest… 😉 😉
We had a ball, Smak… I do love a good dance comp.. and this one is my all time favourite..! Mind you, it’s a 9 hour car trip (11 with food stops) so loving it is essential. (Helps if you’re a little dance crazy too…) 😉
Oops… nearly lost your comment; it was in the spam folder 😦
Thank You for visiting… 🙂
Sometimes pondering too much will take us to a dead end road. 😀
I like the dragonfly. So lovely!
How true, Cristina; better to stay with the facts, and not end up down that road you speak of… 🙂
I too like the Dragonfly; I find them exquisite… 😀
I like birds, but sometimes I forget to wear a helmet when I go out to the feeder, and one will light on my head and start pecking away. Next thing you know, I’ve got sawdust all over my shoulders, and my dandruff problem looks even worse than it really is… : (
At such times I ponder getting a dragonfly feeder instead… : )
Smiling a big, broad smile, Mark. I can see you now with dragonflies lifting those dandruff flakes from your shoulders as others ‘kiss’ your sawdust, making it sparkle as sweetly as their wings… Ahhhh such a wonderful sight…. xoxoxo 🙂
I love pondering. I personally think the act of pondering has many questions compared to just daydreaming. It’s good to have a balance of both. Great post!
Yes, I believe so too… So glad you enjoyed….! xoxoxo 🙂
I think this was one of your best. You’ve done the spirit of the dragonfly proud!
He deserves a bit of honouring, my dear Hook…. Such an incredible litter critter…!
Loved the close-up of the dragonfly, Carolyn. The colors are amazing! It’s been a long time since I’ve seen one up close like that. Must go ponder the fact… 😀
Ha ha hah, Lori…. Indeed, amazing is the word…!
Happy pondering… 😀
loved your explanation 🙂
Thank You, Sharmishtha; that means a lot to me…. 🙂
these posts are enjoyable and priceless. every post adds a little more knowledge of human nature, tendencies. I just love them!
Hi Carolyn, I’ve done a blog about crystals in order to promote a blogging friend’s book. If you like the look of it, I’d be grateful if you’d pass it on to those who’d like it, and who would re-blog. But ONLY if you like the look of it. Trying to promote the good things in the universe! Thanks! Here’s the link
I love crystals, Yaz. I have a small collection, which I’ve had for years and years. They have accompanied me on my spiritual journey throughout those years; I certainly wouldn’t part with them.
I’m not being inspired to re-blog, Yaz; though I wish Marion all the best in her venture; as I do you, sweet girl…
Okay Carolyn! Yes, I wish her luck too. Lots of love!
safe in the confines of reality… a lovely thought. i’m so glad to have read this today, it felt very significant and very fitting for this moment. i love too that you featured dragonflies.. i rarely see them these days.
Yes, I too enjoyed the phrase ‘safe in the confines of reality’. I can’t say I’ve ever thought of reality in that way before..!
The dragonfly is so gorgeous; we are seeing less and less of them as the days begin to grow shorter and cooler…. xoxoxo 🙂
I’m afraid I spend way too much time pondering in the non-reality, though I ponder in reality as well. I think it is a valuable luxury to have the time and ability to ponder. It’s definitely food for thought! 🙂
“I think it is a valuable luxury to have the time and ability to ponder.”
I agree wholeheartedly, Marcia. It must have something to do with, dare I say ‘maturing’.
I really enjoy a good ‘think’ these days….
As you say; it is a valuable luxury – you’ve got me a pondering…. 😉 😉
hahaha It’s even better when you can get into a really great conversation about your pondering! 🙂
Hi Carolyn, I like pondering too. That’s really wonderful mind journey to me.
Oh yes, thank you very much for visiting my blog. I am so glad to find yours here, what so interesting contents. looking forward to read more of your writing and of course I like listening your wonderful voice. Regards. muhammad.
That is very kind of you to say. Thank You so much, Muhammad.
I shall enjoy following and learning more about you and your beautiful country.
(I also love your username: pleasebelongtome…. Lovely.)
🙂 Thank you so much Carolyn. I am sure you become one of my wonderful blogger friends here.
alighting on brittle leaf…
just the fact, madame.
Indeed, they are so ‘light’; they are hardly there…!
Thank You for visiting; such a pleasure.. 🙂
Equally, thanks for stopping by my place. 🙂
That’s a great photo – & a great expression by you, Carolyn. Really love that photo though…
You wouldn’t believe how long it took to find, Noeleen… and it ‘had’ to be that one..
I tried others, but no; it had to be that one… I love it, too… 🙂