Saturday, July 4, 2009

grandmother Dragon

Dragons have always intrigued me, ever since the Dragons I met in Ursula Le Guin's Earthsea Trilogy and in Ann McCaffry's Dragons of Pern series gave me as sense of Dragons as far more complex than the greedy destructive dragons of European tradition. As I studied dragon mythology around the world, I began to appreciate Dragons as deeply symbolic of ancient wisdom, creativity, and power.
As I became more powerful in my own life, my relationship to Dragons changed. As a single mom, I worked to overcome poverty and to finish my college education (is education ever finished?); I adopted Dragon riding as a symbol of my own conquest of fear and adversity. I formed DragonRider Press to publish my first children's book, Atom's Monster.
Now, once again, I am redefining myself and my life. Once again, my relationship to Dragons is changing. I am claiming my own power, wisdom, and creativity. Now I AM the dragon.

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