When someone picks a business name there usually is a story behind the name and I’m no different. Iridescence has a super special spot in my heart as the name came after Miss Daisy passed in January 2017. She was my rock, my inspiration, the person I could turn to regardless the issue – she was my everything. ***Miss Daisy was my grandmother who raised me from when I was a toddler***
The first year was like any normal time after you lose someone close to you – you go through the stages of grief. But the second year was different for me as I would see dragonflies everywhere I went even though we had a very dry summer and mosquitoes were non existent so why would they be around me ALL THE TIME!
Let’s back up to the dragonfly and how it all started. After my divorce in 2005 my son and I just moved into our first apartment and we received a package from Miss Daisy which included a flower basket and a dragonfly wind chime with a note saying “House Warming Gift”. We decided to hang the wind chime in the living room by the patio doors – and that dragonfly wind chime was the start of our new life.
Let’s fast forward back to the Spring/Summer of 2018 when all I could see were dragonflies wherever I was, more so in my backyard. So I decided to do more research on the significance of dragonflies – dragonflies are angels that have come down from heaven to visit you. Well this all made sense to me as she loved being outside and even after she moved out of her home into the Villa she made my backyard her new place of peace and joy.
The dragonfly symbolizes change, transformation, adaptability, and self-realization. The change that is often referred to has its source in mental and emotional maturity and understanding the deeper meaning of life. The dragonfly is iridescent both on its wings and body. The magical property of iridescence is also associated with the discovery of one’s own abilities by unmasking the real self and removing the doubts one casts on his/her own sense of identity.
As I begin this new journey I know that I will always have Miss Daisy beside me. I can take great pride and be reassured that I have and am making the right choices even if I can’t sit and hear her voice.