On your way home with some friends you notice a lady bug on the floor and a wasp lying next to it. You don’t know what to make of the coincidence. Two insects side by side on the same train- what are the odds? One of which is injured and can normally fly away. Not to mention- sting!
Nevertheless, the lady bug stays dutifully next to the injured wasp!
Worried, the beetle would get stomped on, you help it up onto your finger. Your friends have a laugh about it- you play along. Who would actually admit to helping an insect? There are millions of insects, why worry about these ones? One of your friends picks up the wasp with a plastic card, examining what might be wrong with it.
Finally, you gently put the beetle in your bag on top of some things, hoping no one would see. You don’t want them to think you’re crazy! You figure that if it is clever enough to enter a train full of busy people and survive, the odds would be better in your bag. You want to put it in the garden once you get home and so you hold your bag ever so gently.
You recall hearing that lady bugs bring luck and research some more. You found out the lucky person will then succeed in love, have good weather, experience financial success or simply receive some other desired wish. You get excited! Click here to find out more.
But now you wonder about the wasp. Your friend left it on the train. Should you have picked it up as well? This idea prompts you look up the symbolism of wasps and find this quote!
‘You are being reminded that simply thinking about your dreams will not make them a reality as quickly as going out and doing it. Make a plan, keep working towards it and let nothing get in your way. Perseverance, desire and action are what is called for. Apply your passion to the reality you wish to achieve!
Alternatively Wasp is letting you know that resistance to change is by definition self sabotage. It’s time to allow yourself the notion that all things are possible, and that you deserve to have all your dreams come true. Be the best you can be!’ Read more on the symbolism of wasps here.
The wasp was injured. It didn’t ‘fly into your life’ like the article describes. So what does that mean? You wonder now if the lady bug was feeling sorry for the wasp, like it was trying to save it.
Are you going crazy? No, actually this is the preparation for a new poem, and can’t wait for the weekend to have the head space to figure out the puzzle.
A few months ago you had a difficult time and recently you’ve been having some good luck. You’ve settled into a wonderful environment, enjoyed all that you do and you love the creative energy in your life.
But superstitious you can’t help wonder what the wasp might mean?
Coincidentally Maria Grujicic’ latest book has a red rose on the cover, with a white silk background. You wonder now about the symbol of the red rose. It’s special and after looking everywhere, the poet couldn’t find any other flower like it. The ancient Greeks associated the red rose with Aphrodite, the goddess of love.
‘You give a red rose to show love and passion, people who you have great respect for, and those who have shown great courage.
Burgundy means unconscious love, dark crimson is used to show mourning. A withered red rose is used to show that the love is over. A red rosebud symbolizes youthful love and beauty.’ Click here for more on roses. So you must be careful with the choice of rose!
For her book cover, Maria Grujicic used a bright red rose, which means love.
You have a theory about the meaning of the wasp you found but for ethical and personal reasons you keep this to yourself. Also, it’s not about you. In life, we need to let go of the things we can’t help, to help ourselves. You’re a happy person but have for a long time allowed others to affect your feelings and life direction.
Although you achieved a lot in your life, so people say, you’ve never been satisfied because you were doing more for others and leaving yourself for last. Familiar story?
Ever since you identified this, you’ve allowed yourself to move on. The provocations of your life prompted you to write differently. Your work is more intimate, revealing, and deep.
You enjoy writing poetry because emulating life, meaning becomes clearer as the themes go deeper.
The lady bug reminded you of Maria Grujicic’ poem ‘Beetles That Cry’. You gave it this title because of the emotions that are kept inside, that are trying to be released. Do beetles that cry? You wonder. Now you want to go back and read the poem at a different angle to see what comes.