Well, hello there Miss Periwinkle Dragonfly upon my knee. Are you here to see me?
I indeed am, she said.
What is it you wish to speak to me about? I asked.
I noticed as I flew overhead a moment ago that you are reading, The True Secret of Writing by Natalie Goldberg.
Ah yes. I see you are a very smart dragonfly who can read.
Yes, being periwinkle gives me this magic power that other colored dragonflies do not have.
You are lucky as ones world expands in unimaginable ways being able to read.
Indeed. But you see, we all have magic power within us.
There is no secret, really. No secret to being creative, or flying, or being who you are.
Yes, I realize that Miss Periwinkle Dragonfly. But being human, I need to be reminded quite often, I said.
And precisely why I landed upon your knee, she said.
To share with you my magical periwinkle wisdom that the secret really is just allowing your heart to follow what matters most to you…and just doing it…every chance you get.
That’s it, really. No secret.
Ah, yes, you are wise indeed, just like Natalie Goldberg who shares the same wisdom.
Thank you for landing upon my knee as confirmation for me that following ones heart is really the only way to fly…and write…and create…and live.
This is my job being a periwinkle dragonfly – to spread the magic of listening to ones heart. I’m glad I could be of service.
Thank you Miss Periwinkle Dragonfly. I will carry your magical wisdom in my heart.
Inspired by a periwinkle dragonfly who really did land upon my knee as I was reading Natalie Goldberg’s book right outside my writing cottage today. If only I’d have had my camera nearby!