THE DAMSEL FLY
By Barbara Janelle
Species Link, Issue 38, Spring, April-June 2000
The Bluet said, “Hello!”
I admired its colour and form.
The Bluet replied, “To give you pleasure is a reason for my being, as your presence provides me with a resting place and is a reason for your being.”
I realized that this life is not about a human-centered experience, but rather it is about the experience of the whole of which we are all parts. We support one another and create something far beyond the existence of many pieces: a broad symphony.