Last Christmas, my friend, Ruth, gave me a book called Animal Speaks, which describes the symbolism of animals. In it, the frog is described as “a totem of metamorphosis–a symbol of coming into one’s own creative power.”
Also, a frog’s connection to water serves as a reminder: Are we becoming too mundane? Are we mired in the mud of our day-to-day lives? Are we feeling bogged down, waterlogged, or drowning?
I’ve always had a special fondness for frogs–even collected a menagerie when I was a child.
So, I’ve chosen this special creature to represent my New Year haiku:
A frog leaps forward
His mind focused only on
Landing where he’s aimed