Here in the primordial mist I am aware of my existence - yet I know not what I am.
Soon the Creator sang into the mist and my soul moves and swirls - dancing with matter particles. The song fades, the mist clears and I stand tall as a physical being.
I am DRAGON . All cultures will know me - some will fear me and in the far future none will remember I existed. I will be the most awesome creature that never existed.
Yet in the here and now - I am here - I do exist. Not mammal but reptile - I roam the earth with the other large inhabitants of this land. I mate - have off spring - raise them -protect them the same as any parent - I teach them how to use their wonderful gift of fire.
Time moves on and soon the world starts to change - the weather is erratic and cold soon is the prevailing temperature - Myself as well as others of my kind move to the bottom of the bottomless lakes and oceans. Our fire is useless here in this watery realm - but we get by.
Soon the lands warm again and we are able to leave our watery homes and sun our selves on rocks - Our previous companions are gone - probably succumbed to the climatic challenges ravaged upon this land during it extreme cold period. While a few stay hidden and safe in the watery depths - some of us grow weary of the water and we start moving to different - favorite habitats - some to the forest - & some to the lofty mountain tops. We are free and it feels good to feel the wind on our wings and the sun on our face.
The creator has restocked this land with abundant food and we live a life that is pretty much unchallenged. Till once more change is upon us. MAN is here. At first he is no threat to us - but as his numbers grow and grow - they soon cover larger and larger areas of land. - We fight for the same food source - they take the animals roaming free and raise them in pens and begrudge us any morsel - so we fly in with our fire and for awhile we are able to scare them into sharing with us. But that time too is past and they hunt us, to extinction - killing each and every one of us in our time.
But while they may have killed my physical body - my soul remains free to roam this land. I am Dragon.
I was a powerful force to be reckoned with. And I did exist.
You may feel my soul sometimes as you take your time on this land and you too will know without a doubt that I existed.
Today besides being Sir Knight birthday - is Dragon Appreciation Day - As awesome as he is I am sure he must have been a dragon in another life.
I have always been a dreamer of Dragon’s, Faries and Magical places. While most children start out as believer - few reach adulthood remembering the joys of magic. That my dear friends is one reason why I will never grow up. I will always believe.
So in preparation for this day I took the test - What Kind Of Dragon Are You. And here is what I came up with:
You are 53% green healing, wise, intellectual, destiny searching and fulfilling, sought out dragon. Though you have the potential to be power in body, you prefer to pursue that of the mind.
You are 20% strange, mysterious, black night loving -dragon. Nobody not even you know what you are truly capable of. The sky’s the limit.
You are 20% blue, wimpy, quite shy, scared ice breathing dragon. You hide yourself and your skills.
You are 7% red fire breathing no intellect, destructive and feared dragon. Your body is strong, wings are great and your breath is so hot nobody gets near you.
I also wanted to share a few of the more famous dragons with you.
Custard - the dragon from the “Tales of Custard the Dragon” by Ogden Nash
Draco - the last of the dragons in the Movie “Dragonheart“- also the name of a constellation.
Elliot - invisible cartoon dragon, that can be seen only by his best friend Pete, in the Movie “Pete’s Dragon”
Falkor - dubbed as the Lucky dragon from the Movie “The Neverending Story“.
Puff - a magic dragon who was friend and companion to Jackie Paper in the song “Puff the Magic Dragon”
Saphira - the blue dragon of Eragon in “Inheritance Trilogy” by Christopher Paolini
Smaug- the gold coveting beast in the book the “Hobbit” by JR Tolkien
Do you remember any of these guys? If not maybe this is a good time to get to know one or two of them.
If you know of others please let me know - so I can get to know them.
Well I got to fly. Meeting up with a few dragon pals.
So I’ll leave you with just a few of my favorite dragon quotes.
Job 30:29 I am a brother to dragons, and a companion to owls.
John Lennon - “ I believe in everything until it it’s disproved. So I believe in Faries, the Myths,Dragons. It all exists, even if it’s in your mind. Who’s to say that dreams and nightmares aren’t as real as the here and now.”
C.S. Lewis - “ I desired dragons with a profound desire.”
P.S. Happy Birthday Sir Knight! hope you have a great one.
N.B. I also want to thank Sir Knight for making me that great Dragon Puzzle shown in the picture above.