Thursday, August 12, 2010

The Marvelous Butterfly

Butterflies are wondrous little creatures.  The transformation that the caterpillar goes through is quite spectacular.  Imagine if we had to go through such magnificent change?  Your whole body, your way of life, and everything you ever knew, changed forever, in a small span of time.  In many cultures, the butterfly is often associated with the soul.  Butterflies could be a way for our souls to carry on, and to give beauty and lightness to our being. 

Here are some pictures we took while on vacation at the Minnesota Zoo last summer.  The Butterfly Garden was a really nice place to see a lot of different butterflies.  I often think of people who have passed on when I see butterflies.  They are a symbol of transformation, resurrection and celebration.

Butterflies are self-propelled flowers. ~R.H. Heinlein

Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you. ~Nathaniel Hawthorne

We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty. ~Maya Angelou

If nothing ever changed, there would be no butterflies. ~Author Unknown
What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls a butterfly. ~Richard Bach

To see more about the Aveda Butterfly Garden at the Minnesota Zoo, go to this link:

Have a happy day!

~ Angela Gentile

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