By Gloria Faye Brown Bates/aka Granny Gee
Black, clear winged Dragonfly on bedroom screen... 5-17-2014
Taking the tiebacks off each curtain, I looked at the bed, as I let the curtains fall loose, close. I was getting ready to turn back the bed-covers... I was looking forward to going to bed.
I looked out each window just before the curtains closed... to make sure all looked alright. All through the night when I get up, I pull curtains back, to look out... it's a habit I developed years ago. I don't do that unless we have night lights outside. I am afraid of the dark.
Night before last... I had gotten up about 3:00 am. I wanted to get a bottle of water from the refrigerator. I pulled the curtain back with my hands... I froze. There was something big on the screen... it looked dark with the nightlight shining behind it.
Surely it must be a big spider... a really big one, I thought. I turned the lamp on... with the night light, and lamp light... I saw a big ...... dragonfly! It was strange... looking.
Not only that, it isn't the kind we've always seen around here. This was bigger, and ... black. The wings were black, and .... clear! I've never seen a dragonfly like that. I wanted to wake Skip up to tell him about this dragonfly.
You see... since Tommy died, we've seen the most strangest, special dragonflies from time to time. Including how I came to get the dragonfly picture in the frame; and one of the Pups bringing a 'dragonfly' into the house... it was a root shaped like a dragonfly!
Tommy loved dragonflies. We 'feel' Tommy when a dragonfly appears, and is ... unusual. This dragonfly on the screen... was very... unusual.
I took photos of the dragonfly. During the next day I went to the bedroom to check on it... it stayed there all day on the screen. Last night, just before going to bed... I checked on it. It was still there, and I thought... it was dead... stuck on the screen.
Last night, I got up about 3:00 am... I opened the curtains to see the dragonfly... it was gone! I woke Skip up when I said aloud that the dragonfly was gone! I didn't want it to be gone.
At least I have photos of the unusual dragonfly... its wings are very interesting. Black and... clear. I told Skip ... maybe it's a sign from Tommy... maybe some of the black slipped off its wings when it .... squeezed out of ... Heaven! Yes, I saw it in its 'dragonfly form'... and now, I see it in the photos... maybe some of the black slipped off its wings!
Note by Author: This really is strange... and we've been surprised by 'strange dragonfly things' ... since Tommy died. A lot of you know this, as each time I wrote about them. So... what do you think?
Gloria Faye Brown Bates/aka Granny Gee