Saturday, December 17, 2011


Today's 100 words:

I've always loved butterflies. Even as a young child, I was content to sit and watch them, inspired by their colorful wings and their seeming delicacy. I hated to find dead ones and would bury them in my sandbox, feeling in my heart that a creature so beautiful deserved not to be stepped on but mourned. As I grew older and learned more about them, butterflies started to represent something else to me--new life and the possibility of change. If a caterpillar could emerge from a cocoon as a new, changed being, then maybe I could too. Butterflies became hope.


  1. I love these 100 words! My granny LOVED butterflies. Put them up everywhere. When she passed away I wanted to do something in her memory, so I tattooed a rather large butterfly on my back with her initials underneath. Since that moment I too have fallen in love with butterflies. Evey time I see one now I think of her. Thank you for reminding me of her :)

  2. Thank you, Angie! What a beautiful memorial to your granny. :)

  3. I love these 100 words as well! It's been a while since I thought about the transformation behind butterflies, but now I'm anticipating sharing this with my Li'l D. He's already enchanted by butterflies, so I can only imagine how he'll feel after he learns more about them!

    Humans really can change as completely, too. :)

  4. Thanks, Deb. Butterflies and all they represent are pretty amazing. :)