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.


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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