As Jeanne noted, Roo shared, when "I tried to write a book about cancer, I ended up writing about dragonflies. According to legend, the last thing that came out of Pandora's box was hope in the shape of a dragonfly".
Hope flies on dragonfly wings.
whisked with the breeze.
Such a tiny, delicate song.
The trumpeting of the heart is so very loud.
Grating the soft meadows
with harsh hot and cold.
Together, the soft and the weak,
the proud and the overpowering,
can make such a melody
that lingers in our
tired hands. ~ C. Rose Morris
Then....this Christmas...thanks to the combined efforts of B and Roo...there was this:
So it has been. The dragonfly still came with all the hurt and ills that Pandora's box released. But, she did bring hope...in some fashion...all the same.
Then, against all odds....there are the Ratties. Definition previously established as: Rattie (per the Les Lexicon) - noun; humans who participate in often demeaning and difficult clinical trials out of desperation and hope...so named mostly because of my love of The Rats of N.I.M.H., by Robert O'