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 anamchara, storyteller, dragon, student of trees, and a breaker of generational curses.
Fen's mission here is to love and remember themself completely, connect deeply with the world, and help others do the same for themselves.
Fen connects deeply with the universe through their relationship with a sacred land in the Appalachians of North Carolina, and shares messages here and elsewhere. When not in the woods, they can be found on Facebook and Patreon.
If you feel led and are able, you can support Fen's work in any of these ways:
You can also contribute to the work of reconnecting with yourself and the world in any or all of these ways:
Stand in front of a mirror, look in your eyes, and say, "I love you." Repeat daily for as long as it takes
Send your love to the trees and stones and water and Earth
Spend time in quiet meditation with a plant or stone person, and listen for messages
Clean up litter in your neighborhood and/or engage in other acts of environmental restoration
Build a personal relationship with the plants and animals in your area by spending time with them and listening for their messages and responding to their needs
Reconnect with your own strength and power and truth via meditative practice such as yoga, guided meditation, chanting, drumming, dance, or any other tool that feels right and helps you ground and connect
Engage in this community and/or other communities committed to re-establishing our right relationship with ourselves and the earth
Wherever you are, on your journey and in your life, may you be well, may you be at peace, and may you always find the next good step.