Am I Frank dreaming I am a Ladybird or am I a Ladybird dreaming I am Frank ?



From Wiki :

The name Coccinellidae created by Pierre André Latreille in 1807 is derived from the Latin word coccineus meaning ‘scarlet’. The common English name ladybird originated in Britain where the insects became known as “Our Lady’s birds”. Mary (“Our Lady”) was often depicted wearing a red cloak in early art and the seven spots of the species Coccinella septempunctata (the most common in Europe) were said to represent her seven joys and seven sorrows.

In the United States the name was popularly adapted to ladybug. Entomologists prefer the names ladybird beetles or lady beetles to avoid confusion with true bugs. Names in some other countries may be similar; for example, in Germany they are known as Marienkäfer meaning ‘Marybeetle’ or ‘ladybeetle’.













3 thoughts on “Ladybird

    1. 🙂

      That seems to answer the question ‘Am I Frank dreaming I am a Ladybird or am I a Ladybird dreaming I am Frank ?’ Nature of reality 🙂 .

      When I was a lad I had a bit of ‘A Boy Named Sue’ upbringing being called Francis and then when I hit puberty I became Frank. Part of the journey has been the search for Frances. Is she inner or outer – anima / animus – or both ?

      Something along these lines. We only have our individual ‘persona’ and reality to work on though.

      ‘The power of music for most people is that it brings back memories of a specific time in one’s life or a specific person in one’s life.’

      Memories being remembered.



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