Most people are on the world, not in it. - have no conscious sympathy or relationship to anything about them - undiffused, separate, and rigidly alone like marbles of polished stone, touching but separate. ~John Muir
Dragonflies (especially red ones) in Japan were considered lucky; "kachi-mushi" (victory insects) bringing good luck. Samurai armor and family crests and other items were often embellished with a lucky dragonfly design.