The Story of my Blog Title

Quilt of Dragonflies- My blog is named that for a reason.I am lucky enough to own a genuine Quilt of Dragonflies, which I am sure brings me good dreams when I sleep beneath it. It was given to me by a friend of my mother's, who handmade the entire thing. Color meets pattern in this fantastic piece of artwork which sits on my bed. Brilliant shades of purple, blue, and green intersperse with tie dye dragonflies. I will not hesitate to call it my inspiration.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Write on Wednesdays: Dear...


I have never met you. I admit to that. But I know that someday I will see you, across the room or across the street, and the sun will be shining. Someday I will stare out at the angry ocean, and the bottle from you will wash up onto the shore. We will bump into each other on the street, apologize and introduce ourselves. A flash of smile, a friendship forms.

Perhaps we will meet at the top of a mountain, with the wind blowing in our hair and the whole world spread below us. Your dog will run up to greet me, or I will spill something all over your nicest shirt. Maybe we will meet on a boat, sailing into the sunset, with the water shining as brightly as our eyes.

Perhaps this is my dream, my fantasy of fairies and white horses, and I can never hope of a knight to sweep me off my feet. For now, I sit on the rocky shore with this letter and let a little bird called Hope flutter around in my chest, waiting for someone that may or may not come. Soon, I will put down the pen and shove this letter into a bottle, then toss it out to sea. I know you will read it, and when you do, you will understand why I wait.



  1. Love this Claire, it's so full of hope and certainty :)

  2. oh, i like this, claire. very poignant in what you seek. your someday will come.....

  3. Very cool! I love it!

    I love that you show that you are still going to live your life {climb mountains, go on boats} while waiting... Very cool.

  4. Sweet. Lovely and poignant details as well: "I will spill something all over your nicest shirt."

    --Feisty Cat

  5. After reading this stunning piece, packed with so much emotion, I hope so much that you do get to meet this person one day soon x

  6. Stunning. I hope your knight in shining armour comes along one day :)

  7. I loved the line "Someday I will stare out at the angry ocean."
    Beautiful images and intense emotions. I love how there is hope within this piece. Nice work!

  8. So full of hope and patience. I really love how you described her waiting and all the possibilities of them meeting up. Wonderful!

  9. This was lovely, I really enjoyed reading it. Sweet, hopeful with tiny little details. I could picture the scene perfectly. And could imagine this as the start to a novel.

  10. Someday.... I love this, the letter the one not yet met. Nicely written!


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