Sunday, July 6, 2014

Our Word View - Blossom

What is Our Word View?  A collaboration between two friends who lost touch over the years but have reconnected online.  We share a love of the ocean, photography, quotes, animals and family.  Often times our photographic interpretations for the word of the week are very similar.

This week the word blossom was chosen for our photographic interpretation.  I hope you will go over to Our Word View and see what Liz shares this week.

I have SO many images to choose from for this particular post.  I adore photographing nature.  This year we were able to spend a little time and money on sprucing up our plantings to brighten the colors around the yard.  So needless to say I have both new and older images of the lovely blossoms that I have nurtured and cared for over the years.

My plans changed after lunch today.  As I went outside to light the grill I was greeted by several active moths and the most beautiful golden dragonfly I have ever seen.  The dragonfly lit on the railing of the deck and allowed me to come oh so very close.  As I observed the stunning creature, I spoke out loud saying, " You remind me of Ms. Recke."  As I said the words the dragonfly flapped it's wings.  In that instant I knew that it was her spirit visiting me on this gorgeous day.  I told her how beautiful she was and that I missed her here in this world.  She took flight.  I again spoke aloud and said, "If it is you Maureen land on my hand."  To my astonishment she came back  to me and landed on my hand.  I have never been able to get a dragonfly to land on my hand before.  She stayed with me for several minutes.  I spoke to her and it appeared that she listened to me watching me ever so carefully as she did in life.   When I mentioned how she is an angel watching over us especially her new grandchild her wings quivered.  It was an amazing experience.

How, you might be wondering does this have anything to do with our word this week?  Well when she flew from my hand she spent the next fifteen to twenty minutes posing in the blossoms of my  window boxes.  Maureen was a friend and mentor.  She taught me so much about educating young children and honoring children for who they are and how they grow and learn.  I learned how to listen, really listen to children and parents with a kind and compassionate heart.  She showed my by example how to find humor and joy in teaching.  I think of her often, at home and at school.  I know she is in a better place and at peace but I also know this world is less than what it was and what it could be without her.


1 comment:

Liz Thomas said...

That is frigging amazing that the dragon fly landed on your hand! I have never seen that happen. It really must have been your friend! How fortunate for you!

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