Prehistory

The first time I saw I dragonfly I was about three years old and in Sicily. I assumed they existed only there, these mythic creatures that improbably managed to move their unwieldy insect bodies by flying.

It was huge, and I was both frightened and transfixed by its lacy wings and iridescent exoskeleton.

Maybe because I was so young that is how I remember that trip: in little flashes that evoke a single sense, in this case sight.

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