In Praise of Butterflies
|photo by Debashish Samaddar|
It is butterfly season now and I search for them everywhere.
They are few and far between because of the pesticides people use.
Ironic, isn't it? We apply poison to have unmarred flowers and leaves only to kill the very creatures that the flowers are here for.
Here is what others have to say about these magical little beings:
"The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough."
- Rabindranath Tagore
"What the caterpillar calls the end of the world the master calls a butterfly."
- Richard Bach
"What's a butterfly garden without butterflies?"
- Roy Rogers
“Well, I must endure the presence of a few caterpillars if I wish to become
acquainted with the butterflies.”
― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince
“Butterflies are self propelled flowers.”
― Robert A. Heinlein
“We are all butterflies. Earth is our chrysalis.”
― LeeAnn Taylor