I’ve been asked many times what the significance is to this logo, why this speaks to me so much.
When I saw the first draft of the logo, what struck me was that they had combined two images: my dragon and an eye.
Why is this important to me?
Why an eye? I loved the eye because it reminded me of my daughter. Every day, I have to be mindful of the fact that she does see the world from a different perspective; from the eyes of an innocent child. She has zero malice in her. She does not comprehend retaliation, nor does she act out in such a manner. She is my constant reminder to be patient with others who don’t understand where I’m coming from; my perspective of things. (Besides, my eyes/eyebrows are probably the only facial feature she inherited from me.)
Why the dragon? Duh. Dragons are awesome.
No, really. I’ve always been fascinated by them. As a kid, I used to read everything I could get my hands on about dragons. I remember reading once that dragons have impenetrable skin/scales. EXCEPT for their underbelly, above their heart.
I often have to be tough, to put on an armor. As a teacher, there’s a little saying that we aren’t supposed to smile until Thanksgiving. As an autism mom, on especially hard days, I allow myself short windows to be sad or angry. Then it’s right back to work. Dragons are my reminder to keep my heart soft. But to still be tough without compromising on my faith.
I absolutely love that this new logo captures myself and my munchkin so perfectly.