a study in contrasts
of course the first thought is how ephemeral and fleeting the dragonfly wing is compared to the permanence of the stone. but then the dragonfly can reproduce itself and the stone cannot, so in some ways the dragonfly wing has a kind of biological permanence compared to this single irreproducible stone. would i rather be the dragonfly or the stone? i think i like the idea of generations of little dragonflies darting over shallow water as my legacy, rather than a single stone, grimly resisting its long, gradual erosion.
beach rock with dragonfly wing