Anna Michelle Collar was born August 26, 1980 in Powell, Wyoming and grew up in Darrouzett, Texas. Anna had a passion for life and a smile that lit up any room she entered. Her friends and family remember her as always going out of her way to help others. She was diagnosed with leukemia on October 14, 2004 and lost her battle on December 22, 2004.
Deer~ This Native American animal symbol
is the muse of the zodiac. The Deer is inspiring lively and quick-witted. With
a tailor-made humor, the Deer has a tendency to get a laugh out of anyone.
Excellent ability for vocalizing, the Deer is a consummate conversationalist.
This combined with his/her natural intelligence make the Deer a must-have guest
at dinner parties. Always aware of his/her surroundings, and even more aware of
his/her appearance, the Deer can be a bit self-involved. However, the Deer's
narcissism is overlooked because of his/her congeniality and affability. In a
supportive environment the Deer's natural liveliness and sparkly
personality radiate even more. He/she is an inspiring force in any nurturing
relationship. Left to his/her own devices the Deer can be selfish, moody,
impatient, lazy, and two-faced.
June blushed. "I'm so sorry. It's just that... well,
I've never seen one of your kind before. Not even at the Meeting of the
The merman's smile faded. "I'm afraid we had a falling
out with your people."
"But why?" asked June. "My father is a just and
The merman nodded. "Yes, he is. But he couldn't get his
people to see the destruction they were doing to the water... to our
"What more can we do?" asked June.
"There are many things, but instead of telling you, why
don't I show you?"
June looked to the surface. "You saved my life, I can
never repay you for that. But I should really let my family know I'm okay."
"Do you not trust me?" asked the merman.
June blushed again. "I barely know you... I mean, I
don't even know your name. You don't know me either. For all you know, I could
be one of those very people destroying your world."
"Ahhh, June, we know you very well. We've seen you swim
in our waters, the appreciation of our home is apparent in your aura. You would
never do anything to hurt us, or us you. Which is why I feel you're precisely
the person to help us."
"I don't even know your name," said June.
The merman bowed. "Forgive my rudeness, they call me
Shimmer grabbed June's hand. "Will you help us?"
"But what can I do? I am just one person."
Shimmer smiled. "It only takes one person to start a
Early Chinese myths told of pearls falling from the sky when dragons fought.
Ancient legend says that pearls were thought to be the tears of the gods and
the Greeks believed that wearing pearls would promote marital bliss and prevent
newlywed women from crying.
June instantly regretted the scream as her mouth filled with
water. She could feel the flames of the forest fire above her, but reached for
the surface anyway. The risk of being severely burned was nothing compared to
drowning. She fought to break the hold on her foot, but it was no use.
She felt herself being pulled deeper into the pool. She
looked down to see what was holding her and attempted to scream again as the
face of man appeared beside her.
To her surprise he plopped something in her mouth. She again
reached for the surface, she had to get away, but the man held her by the
shoulders and shook his head.
"It's okay," he said. "I'm trying to help
"You're going to kill me," she heard herself
June cocked her head. How did she just speak under water? And
how had she not drown yet? Her eyes widened, maybe she had died.
"Am I dead?" she asked.
The man laughed. "No, you're not dead. Far from it. In
fact had you stayed on the surface you probably would be."
"I don't understand." June shook her head.
"How can I breathe under water? How can I speak?"
The man smiled. "Because I gave you the Mermaid's
Pearl. It allows you to live like us."
"Like us?" June finally took in the man. His
blonde hair flowed with the underwater current and his blue eyes sparkled like
sapphires. His chest was bare, but just below instead of legs, the man had
emerald fins. "You're a mermaid!"
or freshwater pearls are considered to offer the power of love, money,
protection, and luck. Pearls are thought to give wisdom through
experience, to quicken the laws of karma and to cement engagements and
love relationships. They are thought to keep children safe.
June dove deep into the pond, the cool water feeling great
against her hot skin. The sun hung around longer now, making the air steamy and
the day perfect for swimming.
After doing a couple of summersaults below the waves, June
reached towards the surface. Breaking through, she inhaled deeply feeling
refreshed after a long morning of tending to flowers. A frog croaked on a lily
pad beside her.
"Why good morning, Francis," said June. "How
has your morning been."
Francis whipped his tongue out and caught a fly, causing
June to laugh. "Good I see."
June floated on her back and watched the clouds. It didn't
seem that long ago that the sky was dark and thunderstorms wreaked havoc on the
village nearby. Thankfully, due to her sisters, April and May, no one was hurt.
Francis hopped onto her belly and let out a low croak.
"Oh, Francis, you're being silly," said June.
"The sky is blue and the wind is still. There is no danger of storms
Francis croaked again, before launching to a nearby lily
pad. June righted herself in the water and looked around.
Francis was right, the forest had gone unnaturally quiet.
Not a bird or critter could be heard, something was definitely not right.
June smelled the fire before shesaw it. The minute the smoke assaulted her
nose, animals of all shapes and sizes barreled toward her. There was no time to
doubt, a fire was headed her way.
June reached toward the shore. She had to get out and run or
she would be caught in the fire with no escape. But her leg was caught on
something under the water and she couldn't move.
She could see the flames now as they marched toward her.
There was no escaping, she had to hope the water would provide her with some
protection. Francis let out a whine of a croak before jumping into the pond.
June reached down, trying to free her leg, but her hand was
meant with another. June screamed as she was pulled under the water.
If you were born this month you are a Precious Pearl ~ June~
Dolphin Cameo Pendant W/ Turtles & White Pearls Chain
Pearl " Ocean Magic " I am the symbol of integrity, purity, and grace.
If you choose to live with intensity, commitment and love, then I will
be your symbol of self- awareness, for I effuse you with emotional
growth and readiness. @ www.annaslegacy.com