Butterfly Wishes

There are so many things unique to this spring season that I am thankful I have full use of all my senses, allowing me to take it all in. The first unique feature is that we are having a spring at all, which, as I pointed out in this post, hasn’t happened for a very long time.

While out in the yard doing my daily ‘chores’ I rounded the corner of the garage where the chive plant grows, and stirred up a cloud of these:

There must have been at least a hundred. I’ve never seen anything like this before! So I raced back into the house for my camera (and I use the term ‘race’ loosely as I’m still a bit timid on the injured knee from last summer; it was really more a walk).

I snapped pictures, and watched them do their thing for the better part of an hour. Where did they all come from? Where are they headed? What are they doing here? Why this spring and not any other? Will any of them hang around for a summer in Nebraska?

Then, I remembered one of my favorite lines from a book I read years ago (shamefully, I cannot remember what book – The Notebook, maybe?), and it goes something like this: Analysis destroys wholes. Some things, magical things, are meant to stay whole. If you look at their pieces, they go away.

So I stopped analyzing the butterflies. And, just in case they are indeed ‘magical’, I went ahead and made a wish on ’em.

Wishing you all a super fabulous weekend!
-Hilary

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