There be dragons in these parts

Colorful dragon parts litter the plaza, 11th stand, January 28, 2012
Colorful dragon parts litter the plaza, 11th stand, January 28, 2012

Eleventh stand

2012: Year of the Dragon

This morning, as we approach our standing spot, we see a colorful dragon’s head, and what looks like the body of a fish.

As we get closer, we discover the fish is part of the dragon’s tail. These pieces will soon be assembled into a sparkling float to carry dignitaries in the upcoming Chinese New Year parade on February 11.

Standing, sharing space with the powerful dragon symbol, I feel grounded.

Is it a coincidence that the most revered Chinese symbol, the dragon, visits us in this year of such portent in the Mayan calendar and other mythologies?

Might this year of transformation and change be guided somewhat by the wisdom of the dragon?

Text and image © L Kathryn Grace – All rights reserved

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