I have for years laughingly said, “I want to come back as a dragonfly”.

Top of the food chain, remarkably beautiful,
very skilled predators, astonishing transformers.
Sounds a bit like humans.
Well, maybe not the beautiful part right now.
But maybe yes…


We can make a choice.
Stay in the old forms of greed, hatred and delusion,


or lift away from the fear which keeps us clinging
to our preferences,
and offer solace however we are able.


After all, it is remarkably beautiful and transforming,
like a dragonfly,
to offer comfort in a time of sorrow.