She was sitting at a table in a street cafe. I was passing by.
From quite some distance down the street, we noticed each other. Our eyes met as I approached, and I had the sensation that I knew her, but I didn't recognize her.
When I got there, she said, "I know you," and I said, "I thought so."
We studied each other. Drinking each other in. She was extraordinarily, breathtakingly beautiful. I wanted to stand there forever.
She said, "You're wearing me."
I put my hand on the dragon pendant hanging from my neck.
"You're a dragon," I said.
"I am," she said.
"So am I," I said.
"I thought so," she said. "Most dragons don't know they're dragons, but we do."
"Yes," I said.
I had to go. My friends were waiting for me ahead, baffled at the delay, at the strange exchange with a stranger on the street.
"Here," she said. She reached into her pocket and pulled out a chunk of amethyst.
"This is for you. Until we meet again."
"In this lifetime or another," I said.
"Yes," she said.
I took the amethyst.
We stared at each other for another moment. Hugged. Parted.
That chunk of amethyst is on the desk beside me. Some days, like today, I carry it with me, to remind me. Most days, it sits on my altar. To remind me.
Remind me who I am. Remind me where I've been. Remind me that there are more things in heaven and earth than are dreamed of in our little human philosophies.
Amethyst is the color of insight. It is the color of peace. It is, for me, the color of remembering.
May peace be with you today. May insight go with you always. May you always remember who you are and why you are here.
Fen Druadìn (they/them) is a storyteller, a visionary, and a book midwife.
Fen's mission is to change the world for the better, one paradigm-shifting book at a time.
Fen works with CEOs and consultants who care deeply about their impact on the world and want to enhance both their legacy and their personal effectiveness through the power of a professionally published work, in their own words.
Fen has applied the magic of more than two decades of professional storytelling, an impressive business background, and a deeply rooted, trained connection to earth-based medicine and spiritual practice to develop a system that helps clients do their most focused, powerful work, and produce a book they're proud to hold in their hands.
When they're not working with clients or writing their own books, Fen can usually be found wandering the woods alone, sitting around a campfire with friends, or swimming in the cold spring waters native to the Southern Appalachians.