I confront the dragon before me.
This little metaphor for confronting one's fears reminds me of the tale of Dumbo the Flying Elephant. Do you remember Dumbo? Due to his very large ears, he could actually fly, but knowing that elephants can't fly, he didn't believe in his own ability. When given a feather to hold in his trunk and told that this "magic" feather would enable him to take flight, he was able to soar...but when he dropped it...the ground seemed to be coming up at him awfully fast. Until he was finally convinced by his "life coach" (an anything but mousy mouse) that he had the power to save himself and fly free.
Background: Original photo, manipulated in Photoshop CS2
Asian script: From a free newspaper picked up in Vancouver
Texture Layers: Shadowhouse Creations plus my own
Dragon and Girl: Copyright-free images from Dover press
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composite image copyright ©Lynne Ciacco 2011