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Happy Kiss a Dragon Day!

For many of us, of course, every day is kiss a Dragon day, but for others, this is a time to set aside draconic preconceptions and embrace the warm (hot!) and fuzzy side of our friends.

KaDD coincides with the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi. Even among Dragons ill-treated by the Western Chuch, there is respect for this simple man who opened his eyes and discovered the bigger picture: we are not above all the other creatures of the world – including Dragons – but one with them.

Sure, some are wild and dangerous – none more than humans.  Generally speaking, it is not wise to leave a tiger in the nursery or invite a shark to a pool party. That’s just courting a serious bloodletting, not to mention terrible inter-species PR.

Reluctant Dragon – Justin Gerard

But Dragons are different. They straddle worlds both physical and meta, being by turns majestic and monstrous, mirroring the best and the worst of us. If we choose to see ravening beasts, with quick tempers and insatiable appetites, then those are the Dragons we will attract. If we open ourselves to their sagacity and sublime ways, to walking beside them rather than running from them, then we not only benefit from their company but tap into our better, nobler selves.

And so, today, in honor of St. Francis and our bond with all creatures great and small, set aside fear and trepidation, the darkness that too often threatens to eclipse the soul. Dive deep into Dragon eyes and find joy and wonder. Find yourself.

God made all the creatures and gave them our love and our fear
To give sign, we and they are His children, one family here.

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