Thursday, April 27, 2006

Butterflies Are Going To Kill Me

I have this love for butterflies ever since I read this passage in the Tao. All the lovely butterflies have been flying around lately and I fear for their lives. I watch them happily floating around the pasture while I milk the goats. Sometimes, when I'm lucky, they'll land on me for a moment. You don't know how many times I've almost crashed my van trying not to hit the butterflies. When I was on my long bike ride the other day, I saw so many that had been hit. Their little wings would be slowly fluttering while they died. In honor of the beautiful butterflies:

We should remember the innocent in life. The delicate, the gossamer, the beautiful. A butterfly lives for a few days. It comes into the world with very little reason except to fly and mate. It does not question its destiny. It does not engage in any alchemy to extend its lifespan or to change its lot. It goes about its brief life happily.

A butterfly is always attracted to the beautiful. Whether it is the sun on a blade of grass or the edge of a deep ruby rose, the butterfly spends its brief time dwelling on loveliness.
Even the angry and insane leave the butterfly alone. Why can we not learn to honor the innocence in one another? Maybe we spend too much time dwelling on the ugly. In the name of practicality and realism, we think about strategy, defense, territory, gain, and advantage. We are too late to be like the butterfly. But at least we can honor it, and move as closely as possible to its simple existence.

17 Comments:

At 8:12 AM, Blogger Cagey said...

It's funny you would mention butterflies because Elizabeth at http://elizabethsphotos.blogspot.com/ just posted 7 pictures of butterflies that were taken during the Boston Marathon weekend.

 
At 4:22 PM, Blogger Jessica A. Freas "Freeze" said...

Wow! That was so moving! I think I am going to cry. You know... I have seen a bumper sticker that says the following: "I brake for butterflies". Isn't that sweet? You need one of those! You should get one for your bike!

 
At 2:52 AM, Blogger oakleyses said...

nike air max, kate spade outlet online, longchamp outlet online, tory burch outlet online, louis vuitton, christian louboutin, polo ralph lauren, ray ban outlet, polo ralph lauren outlet, true religion, louis vuitton outlet online, kate spade outlet, coach purses, michael kors outlet, chanel handbags, christian louboutin outlet, tiffany and co jewelry, red bottom shoes, christian louboutin shoes, ray ban sunglasses, louis vuitton outlet, tiffany jewelry, oakley sunglasses, true religion outlet, prada handbags, longchamp outlet, burberry outlet online, nike outlet, michael kors handbags, coach outlet, oakley vault, gucci handbags, nike free, longchamp handbags, coach outlet store online, prada outlet, louis vuitton handbags, burberry outlet online, coach outlet, michael kors outlet store, nike air max, michael kors outlet online, cheap oakley sunglasses, louis vuitton outlet, michael kors outlet online, michael kors outlet online, jordan shoes

 
At 2:57 AM, Blogger oakleyses said...

nike air max, guess pas cher, sac michael kors, louis vuitton uk, true religion jeans, michael kors canada, converse pas cher, hermes pas cher, scarpe hogan, lululemon, michael kors uk, sac vanessa bruno, air jordan, timberland, oakley pas cher, nike free, lacoste pas cher, hollister, ray ban pas cher, ralph lauren pas cher, north face pas cher, longchamp, mulberry, longchamp pas cher, abercrombie and fitch, burberry pas cher, chaussure louboutin, nike free pas cher, barbour, vans pas cher, nike roshe run, air max pas cher, air max, louis vuitton pas cher, north face, ralph lauren, nike air max, nike blazer pas cher, tn pas cher, louis vuitton, nike roshe, hollister, nike air force, true religion outlet, sac louis vuitton, ray ban uk, new balance pas cher

 
At 3:03 AM, Blogger oakleyses said...

north face jackets, canada goose, lululemon outlet, instyler ionic styler, ugg boots, babyliss pro, jimmy choo shoes, wedding dresses, canada goose outlet, marc jacobs outlet, uggs outlet, new balance outlet, mac cosmetics, nike trainers, chi flat iron, celine handbags, beats headphones, insanity workout, ferragamo shoes, valentino shoes, herve leger, mont blanc pens, abercrombie and fitch, birkin bag, ugg, asics shoes, ugg soldes, uggs on sale, north face outlet, reebok shoes, hollister, nike huarache, nike roshe, mcm handbags, bottega veneta, longchamp, giuseppe zanotti, replica watches, uggs outlet, p90x workout, ugg boots, soccer jerseys, ghd, nfl jerseys, canada goose outlet, vans outlet, soccer shoes, canada goose outlet, ugg outlet

 
At 3:09 AM, Blogger oakleyses said...

timberland shoes, replica watches, iphone 6 case, moncler outlet, converse shoes, canada goose pas cher, baseball bats, uggs canada, lancel, hollister, canada goose, louis vuitton canada, coach outlet, vans, montre femme, parajumpers outlet, canada goose uk, wedding dress, gucci, canada goose, pandora jewelry, moncler, moncler, moncler, ralph lauren, moncler, oakley, moncler, swarovski jewelry, pandora uk, swarovski uk, toms outlet, louboutin, moncler, ray ban, hollister canada, nike air max, ugg, links of london uk, converse, juicy couture outlet, thomas sabo uk, karen millen, air max, hollister clothing, supra shoes, pandora charms, juicy couture outlet

 
At 3:28 AM, Blogger Zheng junxai5 said...

2015-10-06 zhengjx
michael kors outlet
Official Cheap Michael Kors Handbags Outlet
celine handbags
Louis Vuitton Handbags UK For Sale
louis vuitton handbags
ugg boots
Coach Outlet Store Online Clearance
Louis Vuitton Outlet Handbags Pursers In USA
Abercrombie And Fitch New York Clothing Warehouse
nike trainers
cheap uggs sale
hollister clothing
ray-ban sunglasses
louis vuitton
Louis Vuitton Outlet Authentic Handbags Discount
louis vuitton outlet
Abercrombie And Fitch Clothing Outlet at New York
Mont Blanc Pens For Sale
toms outlet
cheap jordans
true religion outlet
uggs australia
Christian Louboutin Shoes Outlet Sale Cheap Price
Louis Vuitton Handbags Outlet Online
Abercrombie & Fitch Clothing With Big Discount
Kobe Shoes,Kobe 9,Kobe 8 Discount
coach outlet
Coach Factory Outlet Handbags 70% OFF
fitflops
oakley sunglasses,oakley vault,prescription sunglasses,polarized sunglasses,aviator sunglasses,spy sunglasses,oakleys,oakley canada,cheap oakley sunglasses,oakley frogskins,oakley holbrook,cheap sunglasses,wayfarer sunglasses,oakley standard issue,fake oakleys,oakley glasses,oakley.com,oakley prescription glasses,oakley goggles,sunglasses for men,oakley gascan,oakley store,oakleys sunglasses

 
At 10:41 PM, Blogger ninest123 Ninest said...

ninest123 10.29
nike free, oakley sunglasses, burberry outlet, air max, louis vuitton handbags, michael kors outlet, rolex watches, tiffany and co, ugg outlet, polo ralph lauren, oakley sunglasses, longchamp handbags, jordan shoes, ray ban sunglasses, air max, oakley sunglasses cheap, louboutin, louis vuitton, burberry outlet, kate spade outlet, prada outlet, uggs, michael kors outlet, chanel handbags, louis vuitton outlet stores, coach outlet, gucci outlet, nike shoes, michael kors outlet online sale, longchamp outlet, ray ban sunglasses, ugg boots clearance, prada handbags, louboutin shoes, longchamp handbags, louis vuitton outlet, michael kors outlet, michael kors outlet, cheap oakley sunglasses, cheap uggs, kate spade handbags, louboutin outlet, christian louboutin, michael kors outlet, polo ralph lauren outlet, ray ban sunglasses, oakley sunglasses, tiffany and co, uggs outlet

 
At 10:42 PM, Blogger ninest123 Ninest said...

north face jackets, nfl jerseys, p90x, soccer shoes, instyler, air max, iphone 6s cases, louboutin, mcm handbags, north face outlet, ferragamo shoes, valentino shoes, nike roshe run, chi flat iron, converse, insanity workout, vans, air max, mac cosmetics, ray ban, wedding dresses, babyliss pro, timberland boots, iphone 6s plus cases, vans shoes, asics running shoes, gucci, abercrombie and fitch, reebok outlet, lululemon outlet, beats by dre, baseball bats, abercrombie, s6 case, ghd, ipad cases, celine handbags, ralph lauren, soccer jerseys, bottega veneta, oakley, mont blanc, jimmy choo outlet, hollister clothing store, new balance shoes, iphone cases, birkin bag, herve leger, iphone 5s cases, iphone 6 plus cases, giuseppe zanotti, iphone 6 cases, nike blazer

 
At 10:43 PM, Blogger ninest123 Ninest said...

michael kors outlet, nike free, michael kors uk, true religion jeans, hollister, hogan outlet, abercrombie and fitch, north face, true religion outlet, sac longchamp pas cher, nike tn, coach outlet store online, nike air max, nike trainers, lululemon outlet online, michael kors, nike air force, north face, nike roshe run pas cher, air max, true religion outlet, ray ban pas cher, ray ban sunglasses, polo lacoste, polo ralph lauren, longchamp, coach purses, new balance pas cher, louboutin, sac burberry, mulberry, nike huaraches, sac hermes, air max pas cher, coach factory outlet, ralph lauren, vans pas cher, nike roshe, oakley pas cher, vanessa bruno, converse pas cher, hollister, sac guess, air max, hollister, nike free pas cher, air jordan, timberland, true religion jeans, michael kors pas cher, longchamp

 
At 10:43 PM, Blogger ninest123 Ninest said...

juicy couture outlet, swarovski, swarovski crystal, ugg, hollister, barbour, moncler, moncler, canada goose, montre homme, ugg pas cher, michael kors outlet, moncler, canada goose, ugg, converse shoes, toms shoes, moncler, louis vuitton uk, ugg, canada goose, pandora jewelry, wedding dresses, doke gabbana, pandora jewelry, marc jacobs, thomas sabo, canada goose jackets, links of london, sac louis vuitton, moncler outlet, ugg boots, moncler, michael kors outlet online, sac lancel, pandora charms, louis vuitton, michael kors handbags, moncler, juicy couture, louis vuitton, coach outlet store online, canada goose uk, rolex watches, canada goose outlet, sac louis vuitton, karen millen, canada goose, barbour, canada goose, moncler, supra shoes
ninest123 10.29

 
At 7:44 PM, Blogger mmjiaxin said...

rolex watches,rolex watches,swiss watches,watches for men,watches for women,omega watches,replica watches,rolex watches for sale,rolex replica,rolex watch,cartier watches,rolex submariner,fake rolex,rolex replica watches,replica rolex
canada goose outlet
cyber monday 2015
longchamp outlet
new balance shoes
cheap ray ban sunglasses
true religion jeans outlet
nike air huarache
nike free
hermes birkin bag
beats by dre
swarovski outlet
longchamp handbags
michael kors handbags outlet
cheap nba jerseys
ray-ban sunglasses
ugg outlet online
lululemon pants
basketball shoes,basketball sneakers,lebron james shoes,sports shoes,kobe bryant shoes,kobe sneakers,nike basketball shoes,running shoes,mens sport shoes,nike shoes
canada goose jackets
mm1127

 
At 1:45 AM, Blogger Nike Free said...

Air Jordan 11 Retro 72 10
jordans shoes
Jordan 11 Concord
new jordan shoes
online outlet stores
coach store
kate spade sale
kate spade new york
michael kors
michael kors outlet
michael kors bag
michael kors jewelry
Michael Kors Factory Outlet
michael kors wallets
michael kors Chicago Premium Outlets
michael kors bags
Michael Kors Outlet Locations
Discount Michael Kors
jordans for sale
cheap jordans
kobe 9
Nike Basketball Shoes
nike outlet
nike air max 2016
nike free flyknit
nike free run womens
christian louboutin online
black christian louboutin
Buy mbt shoes online
mbt outlet

 
At 2:59 AM, Blogger Fangyaya said...

michael kors outlet
ray ban sunglasses
jordan 3 infrared
louis vuitton outlet
gucci outlet
ralph lauren outlet
asics shoes
jordan concords
coach outlet
lebron 12
celine outlet
toms shoes outlet
oakley sunglasses
christian louboutin sale
louis vuitton handbags
tory burch outlet
michael kors outlet
michael kors outlet clearance
ghd hair straighteners
true religion
hollister outlet
louis vuitton
coach outlet online
retro jordans
louis vuitton outlet
nfl jerseys wholesale
michael kors handbags
jordan retro
christian louboutin
air jordan 13
abercrombie & fitch
oakley outlet
burberry outlet online
nike uk
michael kors outlet online
designer handbags
michael kors outlet clearance
nike blazers
true religion jeans
toms shoes outlet online
20167.5chenjinyan

 
At 4:51 AM, Blogger Mie Helal said...




I have to thank you for the efforts you've put in writing this blog
https://3kary.com/property-status/villas-for-rent/
https://3kary.com/property-status/villas-for-rent/
https://3kary.com/property-status/villas-for-sale/
https://3kary.com/property-type/villas/






 
At 10:59 AM, Blogger Liu Liu said...

Not Nike Free Run as surprising, however, is that by Monday afternoon, when christian louboutin Panettone spiked leather wallet the Vikings had media access NFL Rob Gronkowski Nike Jerseys with Zimmer and players once again, Nike Air Max 90 the incident was downplayed ad nauseum as cheap nfl jerseys a “miscommunication.”

Via Minneapolis Star Tribune beat reporter Matt Vensel, Rhodes NFL Tom Brady Jerseys used “miscommunication” christian louboutin men flat eight times as he spoke, nfl jerseys store and Nike Air Max 2015 Shoes downplayed the incident as something christian louboutin shoes that Christian Louboutin Women Flat was louboutin outlet straightened out after the first defensive christian louboutin uk series, not the first half. wholesale nfl jerseys

 
At 12:16 PM, Blogger soma taha said...

https://decor-ksa.com/
http://caravank.com/us-for-sale/
http://caravank.com/car-caravan/
http://caravank.com/for-sale-in-jeddah/

 

Post a Comment

<< Home