Butterflies

a butterfly pic

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Today I am grateful for butterflies. I took this picture with a borrowed camera with a large telephoto lens, waiting, waiting, waiting for it to stop moving for one second.  Click!  Butterflies are beautiful and I need beautiful right now.  Lots of it.  Maybe you do, too.  The vitriol on the news and in social media is never ending.  I have been virtually spat on and can’t take much more.  But I will.  To save children.  Any children.  All children.

 

Years ago I made a commitment to post every day on my blog, then lightened up and went with every other day.  Lately I’m lucky if I can post twice a week.  Because I like to keep it positive and the struggle for good news is getting more and more difficult.  I’m still very grateful for plenty, but everything seems trite by comparison to the issues in my country.  Focus is fleeting.

 

I remember having a serious discussion with a large group of Indonesian women.  I asked them what was most important to them in their lives?  Every single one said, “My children’s health and education and my families safety.”  Twenty years ago.  10,000 miles away.  Muslim women, living in a country that was fraught with unrest wanted the same things that every American, every person, I know wants.

 

Does anyone remember that TV commercial from so long ago where the elderly REAL Native American is looking out over the land and a huge tear runs down the creases in his face?  That’s me these days. How did we get to this horrible place?  We are in a virtual and verbal Civil War with children as the pawns.  It’s sad.

 

But today. . .at least for this one day. . .I’m not going to argue with anyone on line or anyplace else.  I’m not watching the news so I won’t be throwing socks at the TV.  I’m not discussing, ruminating or going on a rantpage.  Today I’m getting my butterfly on!

 

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3 Responses to Butterflies

  1. Marge Bowman says:

    Saturday, I saw my first swallowtail larvae on my dill. So plant some host plants and food source plants for the butterflies to ensure pollination in the future. Dill and parsley are two good sources. Milkweed for the Monarchs as a host plant. Lots of flowers for all pollinators. That’s something you can control and not weep over.

  2. Marie A. Bishop says:

    Remember “BUTTERFLIES ARE FREE”??? Life goes on!!!

  3. Donna Lukshides says:

    Thanks. Please see following interview.

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