I met a Dragonfly.
I scooped his minuscule, water-logged body from the pool without much thought. To my delight he attached himself to my pointer finger and buzzed his wings. I could feel his tiny legs holding on for dear life. We sat together, I was captivated by his delicate, transparent wings.
He spun around and looked up at me, so small, beautiful and yet so very vulnerable.
The dance he performed; I might call it The Dry Out, was spectacular. He wriggled and shook and buzzed and zipped all the while not once letting go of my finger. I will always remember the sensation, the softest tickle which made me smile.
Nature delivers inspiration from everywhere. It is important that you observe and capture the experience. Appreciate what is right in front of you. Whether it be for a poem, background story, a sketch, a painting or even a photograph. One small moment in time, can bring joy to others. Children are the experts at observation, because they have the time to sit and watch.
If you have the gift of observation, use your talent so that others may benefit. Share your findings to help others see the world and all it has to offer.
I have saved many more interesting insects from the pool since that day.
Today I met a Lady Beetle.