“Don't be afraid. There's the two of us now.” ― Diana Gabaldon,Outlander
This piece was inspired by the book title and cover Dragonfly in Amber as well as the many references throughout the story.
There are many references to dragonfly in amber:
Author Diana Gabaldon says the dragonfly in amber is “sort of a symbol of Jamie and Claire's marriage.” It is a metaphor for “something of great beauty that is preserved and exists out of its proper time.” (credit goodreads.com)
Who gave Claire the Dragonfly in Amber?
The dragonfly in amber that Hugh Munro gave Claire as a wedding present. (And the chunk of amber that Jamie gave to Claire as a gift for their first anniversary.) (credit outlandishobservations.com)
What is the spiritual meaning of a dragonfly?
In almost every part of the world, 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 moves with elegance and grace. (credit dragonflytransitions.com)