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Welcome to the domain different--to paraphrase from New Mexico's capital city of Santa Fe which bills itself "The City Different." Perhaps this space is not completely unique but my world shapes what I write as well as many other facets of my life. The four Ds figure prominently but there are many other things as well. Here you will learn what makes me tick, what thrills and inspires me, experiences that impact my life and many other antidotes, vignettes and journal notes that set the paradigm for Dierdre O'Dare and her alter ego Gwynn Morgan and the fiction and poetry they write. I sell nothing here--just share with friends and others who may wander in. There will be pictures, poems, observations, rants on occasion and sometimes even jokes. Welcome to our world!

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Have You Hugged Your Dragon Today?

I know that a number of us are lovers of dragons. I was enchanted by the late Anne McCaffery's Dragon World books and even have a small collection of dragon 'stuff'. Here is what I just saw on a Feng Shui daily bit I get through Astrology.com.

***Today's 'Appreciate a Dragon Day' is a great time for me to share some information about the role that mythical animal plays in magical Feng Shui. The dragon is considered the most important symbol in both this tradition and in Chinese folklore as well. It is believed the precious cosmic breathe of the dragon can create miracles in our lives. The dragon is traditionally associated with the East, so placing an image of a dragon on the east side of your office or living space will attract good fortune while also bringing good luck your way.***

I think that is mega kewl. I also have some pix of dragons and being part Welsh, enjoy the old traditional flag of Wales with its handsome red dragon on agreen and white banner! I could live under that flag happily. (Not that I am rejecting the stars and stripes as I am very patriotic and loyal to it!)
Then in Feng Shui and other oriental wisdom, symbols of the dragon and the phoenix bird together are very powerful to attract good energies for fortune and romance! The dragon is very Yang or male and the Phoenix very Yin or female and together they represent an ideal couple with the great strengths of the two sexes combined! 

And finally there is my little gecko or lizard emblem that I have used on a lot of things. Of course he cannot fly and does not have the mystic dragon powers but the Ancient Ones in the American Southwest honored him and I think he has luck and powerful energies too!  

So let's all hug our dragons today!!  In a more esoteric sense, one might also liken dragons to the monster under the bed or the hidden bugaboos that lurk in the dark closets and corners of our mind and try to delay, detain or detour us! If we bring them out into the sunlight and give them a hug we  just might find that we can bring them to heel and put them on a leash where they can help rather than hinder us. What bully would bother anyone walking a dragon? Way better than a Pit Bull!! (And I'd adopt one of them under a lot of circumstances except four dogs in a household are the local limit and we are there.)


  1. Well...I posted a comment and it vanished. Poof! Must have been one of the wee dragons, right? Yesterday morning, I captured a dragon streaking across the early morning sky...from there, I was distracted all day. I'm a huge fan of Anne McCaffery's work, especially the dragons and the dolphins of pern. So miss this author...

  2. I never knew there was a special day for dragons and it tickled me when I read that. They are very special and need their own day. :)

    I have not read Anne McCaffery but will look into her pronto.