Saw this little guy sitting on goldenrod yesterday. In shamanic traditions, the grasshopper represents leaping forward, and following your inner voice. The main qualities associated with this goldenrod are: KNOW THYSELF & staying connected to a sense of higher purpose. A good reminder for us all.
Of course I don't see grasshoppers without thinking of John Morgan, author of Grasshopper Notes. My favourite quotes this week:
"Debating is a strategy taught to win a war; communication is a framework to find peace."
"There is always a benefit to watering down your thoughts and one of the best ways to do it is to give undiluted attention."