Saturday, November 7, 2009
You notice the beauty of their multicoloured wings, admire the grace with which they alight on the prettiest flowers. Butterflies could spend their days preening in the Sun–their beauty is enough to justify their existence.
But they work extremely hard too. They fly long distances to collect nectar for their supper. While we are busy admiring them, they are actually gathering food to feed more than just their soul.
Generous creatures. They hop from flower to flower, transferring pollen. Creating life.
I would love to be called a butterfly.
Why then does the name carry connotations of being flighty?