Last night, as Miyu was preparing to go to bed, she noticed that a peculiar sketch of Papa’s head was open on my tablet in Procreate. So, she picked up the pencil and started completing the drawing (by adding his body). 🙂
I can’t believe it’s already been almost a month now since my last post. It’s been strange going back to the office at work, but because of the recent rise in covid cases, now I’m back to teleworking again and I feel so much more comfortable.
My two final classes for my bachelor’s degree are ending on August 11. I just have my final projects due and I’m finally free.
Yesterday morning as I was standing by to wave Miyu off on her way to school, I noticed a dragonfly resting on a tree right outside of our door. I was just looking around and enjoying the quiet when I suddenly noticed its presence. Miyu’s group started to leave and I waved at her. There was a huge wasp that flew around that tree so I quickly went in and went about my day, but I was still happy to see the dragonfly. It’s not often I see one just hanging from a tree branch. They’re usually wizzing by carrying about their little lives. Aside from butterflies, I think they’re the only winged insects that I actually like.
Since I had a holiday off, Miyu came straight home from school and as it happened, Ken was not feeling well and stayed home. I told Miyu about the dragonfly so of course she was excited and had to see for herself. I read some folklore and mythology surrounding the dragonfly and told her that they used to be dragons, so they’re kind of like dragon spirits, or just spirits in general. I like to think of them as guardian spirits/fairies. To me their wings are so incredibly beautiful. I think that’s why I like to think of them as fairies—because of the pattern of their wings.