It’s looking like I might have a few computer related blogs to post soon. So I thought I’d better get in a spiritual one while I had the chance. Butterflies – What’s so special about Butterflies?
This topic came up, I suppose due to this news article: Butterflies Evolved before Flowers. Or as computer geeks might say, Butterflies < Flowers. Or 🦋🕰️<🌼🕰️ in Emoji.
Pinder’s Nursery has more intriguing facts about butterflies.
There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it’s going to be a butterfly – R. Buckminster Fuller. According to some scientists, a caterpillar has all the genes it needs to become a butterfly, it just has to turn off all the caterpillar genes and turn on all the butterfly ones to become one. Others believe that butterflies and caterpillars were once two different creatures which combined. Now, during metamorphosis, the caterpillar dies and the butterfly is born.
Another intriguing fact about butterflies is that I can draw one.
With their symmetry, they’re about as easy for me to draw as a heart. People have been drawing butterflies for over 3500 years.
Butterflies are self propelled flowers. R.H. Heinlein.
Butterflies…flowers that fly and all but sing. Robert Frost.
Nice quote, but I’m sure I’ve heard them singing from time to time.
Perhaps it was in this way: The sound of a million butterflies flapping their wings is indescribable. It’s very heavenly. Louie Schwartzberg
Happiness is like a butterfly which, when pursued, is always beyond our grasp, but, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you. – Nathaniel Hawthorn
The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has enough time. Rabindranath Tagore.
Here’s what I’ve been inspired to write about butterflies:
Oh speck of life in your mother’s womb
When the thunder of the Wind thrummed through you
What a beauty!
What a marvel!
Just look at you!
The mystery is still there!
Whether awake or asleep it does not matter
A rebel, as you should be
A screaming eagle
A whisper through the heart of the Wind!
Butterflies never really know where to land.
They just let the wind carry them to their destination.
To a butterfly, there is nothing separate from floating on the wind
Is it that I love caterpillars, or do I love what they will become?
Beautiful and graceful, varied and enchanting, small but approachable, butterflies lead you to the sunny side of life. And everyone deserves a little sunshine. Jeffrey Glassberg.
Awaken to the universes simple gift of the butterfly. Watch with fascination and joy as a jeweled treasure glides by and gently touches your soul. K. D’Angelo.
Come on one of our beach walks, if you want to become a butterfly.