Dragons as Princesses in Disguise

November 6, 2014

Watercolor sketch of a dragon

Watercolor sketch of a dragon

“Perhaps all the dragons in our lives are only princesses waiting for us to act, just once, with beauty and courage. Perhaps everything that frightens us is, in its deepest essence, something helpless that wants our love.

So you must not be frightened if a sadness rises before you larger than any you’ve ever seen, if an anxiety like light and cloud shadows moves over your hands and everything you do. You must realize that something has happened to you; that life has not forgotten you; it holds you in its hands and will not let you fall. Why do you want to shut out of your life any uneasiness, and miseries, or any depressions? For after all, you do not know what work these conditions are doing inside you.”
— Rainier Maria Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet



2 Responses to “Dragons as Princesses in Disguise”

  1. Elisa Says:

    OOOOOOO I like it! I was just viewing the Musee Guimet through images posted on Mathiaslphotos on my blogroll, interesting the dragons and theme are much the same!

  2. kittybluhm Says:

    Yes, the dragon of cancer . . . How can this be happening? This entry offers comfort

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