Chinese New Year

Since I have just published a book about a Nun and a Dragon, I am
thinking about dragons of all varieties. The dragon is spread across more than a few cultures. Years ago I read that Carl Sagan
felt dragons might be a ghost memory humans retain about early life. While we never met dinosaurs (Unless you are anti-evolution) we may briefly have coincided with larger lizards.

Something about the reptilian heart makes us pulled to its mystery.
The eyes look at the world differently — more sedately. The whole
skin and movement is opposite from ours.

At the pet store I see the beauty of the small lizards in their heated glass worlds. I long to take one home, but my dog and cat would never understand.

One Chinese New Year in Philadelphia I saw the costumed large dragon moving through the streets inviting laughter and joy rather than the fear the old renditions invoked.

I love that the dragon ushers in a New Year somewhere. We should
not let our primitive memories go as we move forward through Time.
We should welcome the dragon.

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About christineemmert

Words have been part of my life. First the spoken word in my time as an actress and increasingly the written word in my shift to writer. I write across the genres, but mostly as a playwright and poet. My interest as my life extends is in the realm of tethering myth to the mundane reality where I live. In this vein I have expanded into stories and novels. Presently I look at how myths taken from past cultures can affect us today. Hence my novella of Lilith which is out on Kindle . I live in the Eastern Woodlands where I try to incorporate nature into my many writing projects. We are so in danger of losing that link to our very planet!
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