Monday, July 2, 2012

Don't diss the dragons

There are dragons in my dreams. They tell me their secrets from when the world began and how our stories intertwine.
I never cared about dragons one way or another. I didn't seek out books about them or draw their pictures when I doodled. I didn't pay much attention as to why they pop up throughout the world in many cultures with their leathery wings and spiked spines and fiery breath.
But, for whatever reason, they sought me out, whispering tales in my ears and making them spill out my fingers.
And now I see them.

18 comments:

Bish Denham said...

Maybe dragons are your power animal. Where you born in the year of the dragon?

What a fabulous kite!

Jemi Fraser said...

That's a gorgeous kite! I love dragons - probably since reading McCaffrey's Pern series :) Have fun!

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

Bish: Isn't that kite the best?
Nope, not year of the dragon, but lately those dragons show up everywhere. :)

Jemi: I've begun to create mythologies of my own concerning them. Interestingly, the myths were developed differently in two WIPs.

Laraine Eddington said...

Flying dragons are my favorite. Somehow they are less threatening than the lumbering earth bound variety.

Donna said...

Ohhh. There be dragons. ...

Stephanie Thornton said...

What marvelous pictures!

Funny, because this morning I was thinking about George R.R. Martin and wondering if he set out to write a book with dragons. Maybe they're just very good at sneaking up on authors and whispering stories in their ears.

Laraine Herring said...

Watch them, Tricia! Listen to them! What magic, magic, magic ....

Laraine

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

LaraineE: Wouldn't it be incredible to fly on one? I loved that scene in Harry Potter, because it was so wild and uncertain.

Donna: Indeed. Heard any lately?

Stephanie: Thank you! I love the things I stumble upon when I go for walks.
Dragon whisperers. I like the sound of that.

LaraineH: I need that magic in sooooo many ways. :)

The Golden Eagle said...

Those are fantastic pictures. :)

"Oh, to be a dragon . . . felicitous phenomenon!"

storyqueen said...

Once the dragons start talking to you, it is impossible to keep them quiet...

And once you start seeing them, you see them Everywhere.

Welcome to the wonderful world of dragons!!

xoxo

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

Eagle: :D:D:D

Shelley: I should seek advice from you, since you've been chatting them up for some time!

Charmaine Clancy said...

Very sweet writing :)

Angela Ackerman said...

What a beautiful kite.

I think every writer has a dragon inside them. And if they listen hard enough, they will hear it whisper.

hope you are well, Pat. :)

Julie Dao said...

I've always loved dragons!

Talli Roland said...

Mystical dragons! I love the thought of them whispering to you in dreams.

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

Hello, Charmaine, nice to meet you, and thanks so much!

Angela: I'm hanging in there by fingertip or talons. ;) Thanks, my friend.

Julie: It's funny how hot and cold people are toward dragons. One editor at a conference said she wouldn't read anything with a dragon in it. I'm glad you love them!

Talli: I've been amazed by the tales they whisper! :D

Faith Pray said...

I want dragons to be real. It doesn't seem that far-fetched, at least back in the days of knights and wizardry. E. Nesbit's "The Deliverers of Their Country" is a fun one, and "The Reluctant Dragon" by Kenneth Grahame. Patricia Wrede's "Dealing With Dragons" series is delightful, and then there's Jane Yolen. Maybe I just cut my reading teeth on dragons. Lovely post.

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

Faith: What makes things real? In our imaginations they are every bit that, as well as in those stories you mention. I love Wrede and Yolan tales. Thanks for the lovely comment!