Lots of stories about dragons involve transformations. There are dragons that can turn into humans, like some of the celestial Chinese dragons. There are dragons that transformed through different stages of their lives, like Quetzacoatl. One of the original “Beauty and the Beast” legends was about a dragon called a Lindorm, who shed his dragon skin for the love of a beautiful woman.

The Bride and the Lindworm

I’m not sure why a dragon would ever want to transform into a human. No offence, but I would never give up my wings that way! But I think humans go through transformations in their lives, too. Not just the stages of life, like childhood, adulthood, and old age, but they talk about reinventing themselves from time to time. It’s often a painful, stressful process, but I think it is good for them, just as it is for dragons. They come out of it with a new understanding of themselves, and a new outlook.

Here’s to transformation!

About George Dragon

I was adopted by Joy, the owner of Dragon Musing. She took me home to live with a great big clan of dragons. I'm the biggest, though. I have the most colors, too! I often get to spend time at her office building too. Her coworkers like it when me and some of the others are around. And now she asked me to write this blog. I don't know what I'm supposed to put in it, but here's to trying!

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