I’m a lover of dragons. I have been since I was a small child but that only intensified after I read the novella ‘Wyer Search’ when it was a Hugo winner in 1968. From there it became a life long love affair for not only dragons but for the Dragon Riders of Pern series. I was hooked.
This was a love I passed on to my daughter and hopefully someday she will pass it on to hers. If you’ve never read any of these books, you should. They are a mix of fantasy and science fiction that takes you on a journey like no other.
I’ve read every book and used to dream of someone someday actually making a movie out of one of them but at this point I see no way anyone could do the books justice. I hope I’m wrong in this and with the graphics we have today the dragons wouldn’t be a problem. It’s the cast of character that would present an issue, although I do have one in mind that would make one hell of an F’lar. LOL.
I’ve been collecting dragons for over thirty years now and although my collection isn’t what you would call huge it is substantial but had to be put away when the grandchildren came along. They break one of those and someone may get hurt.
When I lost my mother I tried to think of a way to honor her memory every day. Like all children no matter how old we get we miss our parents after we lose them. It’s just the way it is.
One day while attending a local festival out of town I came across something that caught my eye and it was then that I knew how to fulfill my desire to always remember my mom. It was only a simple license plate. On it was a green dragon and you could have something written on it. I turned to my husband, and said I want that. He never questioned my request but quickly bought it for me.
When the guy asked me what I wanted written on it I told him ‘Gone Between.’ The man looked at me with a rather funny, oh Hell the man looked at me like I had lost my mind, so I had to explain what it meant and why I wanted it. By the time I was through he had tears rolling out of the corner of his eyes. He took extra special care in putting those words on that plate for me. I lost my mom in Sept 2006 and we found that tag in the late spring of the following year. I’ve had it ever since and wouldn’t take anything for it.
What does gone between mean? Dragons in the Pern series can go between from one place to another in mere moments and the place they go to get to the other is called between but when someone refers to someone or a dragon as gone between it means they are gone for good. There is no coming back. My mom in my heart is thought of as having Gone Between in September 2006. So, if there be dragons I hope with all my heart that my mom is somewhere riding through the sky on the back of one. She would love that. I miss you Mom and Merry Christmas.