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THE DRAGON BESIDE ME

A Tribute to the Woman Who Inspires

By Yannick SimoPublished 5 months ago 3 min read
THE DRAGON BESIDE ME
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In the tapestry of life, there are threads woven with the resilience and grace of extraordinary individuals. Among these threads, one stands out vividly—a woman whose presence is as formidable as it is inspiring. She is not a conqueror of lands nor a seeker of fame, yet her impact is monumental. This is a tribute to the woman who brought me to this earth, a dragon in her own right, fierce and gentle, powerful and kind.

When we speak of perplexity and burstiness, we find these qualities mirrored in her very essence. The complexity of her character, the depth of her wisdom, and the myriad of experiences that have shaped her life—all contribute to the perplexity that is unmistakably hers. Each conversation with her is a journey through landscapes of thought, where ideas flow freely like rivers carving their path through rugged terrain.

Her words, like the dragon's fiery breath, ignite passion and curiosity within those who are fortunate enough to hear them. They are not mere sentences but tapestries of emotion and intellect woven together. In her presence, one cannot help but feel the burstiness of life itself—a symphony of laughter and contemplation, of challenges embraced and triumphs celebrated.

My mum is a storyteller in the truest sense. Her life unfolds like a grand epic, filled with chapters of adversity and chapters of triumph. I have seen her weather storms that would have shattered lesser souls, emerging from the tempest with an unwavering spirit. It is in these moments of hardship that her true strength shines—a strength born not of steel but of a heart that refuses to yield.

She is a beacon of hope for those navigating their own turbulent seas. Her guidance is not of the conventional kind, for she does not offer ready-made solutions. Instead, she empowers with wisdom forged in the crucible of her own life's trials. To stand beside her is to stand on the precipice of possibility, gazing into the unknown with fearless eyes.

In the quiet moments, when the world fades into whispers and shadows, I see the depth of her compassion. My mum, with all her fierceness, holds within her a heart as vast as the heavens. I have witnessed her reach out to those in need, offering solace and strength without hesitation. Her kindness is a balm to wounded souls, a reminder that even in the darkest of times, there is light to be found.

Yet, she is not without her flaws, for perfection is a realm reserved for the gods. It is in her imperfections that her humanity shines most brightly. She embraces her quirks and idiosyncrasies with a laughter that echoes through the halls of memory. To know her is to love her, faults and all, for she is a masterpiece in the making—a work of art painted with the brushstrokes of life.

As I write these words, I am reminded of the privilege it is to walk alongside such a woman. She is not a legend of old nor a character from a tale spun in the fireside glow. She is real, tangible, and present—a living testament to the power of resilience and the beauty of the human spirit.

The dragon beside me, with her wings spread wide, invites me to soar to heights I had never dared to dream. She is my mentor, my confidante, my friend. In her, I see the embodiment of all that is good and noble in this world—a reminder that even in the midst of chaos, there is beauty to be found.

So here I stand, pen in hand, weaving words of gratitude and admiration for the woman who inspires me, with her unwavering strength and boundless heart, has left an indelible mark on my soul. In her presence, I am reminded that we are all capable of greatness, that we are all dragons waiting to spread our wings and take flight.

In conclusion, the woman who walks beside me is more than a mere mortal—she is a force of nature, a dragon in human form. Her perplexity and burstiness are the very fabric of her being, woven into the tapestry of her life. To know her is to be forever changed, to be touched by the fire of her spirit. She is my inspiration, my guiding light, she is my mother and for that, I am eternally grateful.

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  • Hannah Moore5 months ago

    How wonderful, to have a mother so gracious.

YSWritten by Yannick Simo

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