To me, a butterfly has always been a symbol of rebirth. Maybe it’s even another way of saying that we save the best for last. When we awaken from our cocoons, our life struggles have transformed us into all we can be, hopefully all we’ve ever wanted to be. Perhaps no one noticed all the work and life changes wrestled with in the earlier stages, but everyone will see the beauty of a spirit that has finally allowed itself to be set free.
All this butterfly talk was prompted by a recent visit to the “Butterflies of Morocco” exhibit at Krohn Conservatory in Cincinnati, Ohio. The exhibit runs from April 20th to June 30th. If you love butterflies, and live anywhere near Cincinnati, you will not want to miss it. There are even special times for photographers to visit when excited children are not chasing the butterflies. Obviously I was not there during one of those times, but I did manage to grab a few photos to share. Hope you enjoy them.
“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
“There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it’s going to be a butterfly.” ~Richard Buckminster Fuller
“What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls a butterfly.” ~Richard Bach
“The butterfly counts not months, but moments, and has time enough.” ~Rabindranath Tagore
For all you’ve ever wanted to know about butterflies, and then some, visit The Butterfly Site.
“May the wings of the butterfly kiss the sun
And find your shoulder to light on,
To bring you luck, happiness and riches
Today, tomorrow and beyond.” ~Irish Blessing