Lisa and I went to a butterfly house yesterday. This is always a profound experience for me, symbolizing in such beauty the intricacy and delicacy of change.
It took me over an hour to finally get a shot of this butterfly. I found it impossible to get a shot of it in flight. And when they rest, their wings are folded and they are a plain brown color. To get them resting with their wings open is rare. So I just followed them around until I finally got this amazing photo. Look at the beauty! The color is almost electric. It is full of the vibrancy of life!
Change is most difficult. It is like a dying and rising. And like I said before, it’s not like you can orchestrate it yourself. You can poise yourself, position yourself, for change. For transformation. Because… and this is always difficult to articulate… when it comes to dying to self, who is it that puts you to death? You can’t, because the you that would put you to death is still you. Somehow, there is an inexplicable power that does the final deed. Like resurrection, you wake up on the other side of transformation. Once you’ve experienced this, you understand the difficulty of articulating it. But you will never forget it because your life is changed forever. You are not the same person. Like the wings of this beautiful butterfly, somehow a light shines through you to inspire others to poise themselves for change.
This is why we love Sophia. She has drummed up the courage out of sheer necessity to be transformed. And she is. She is changing. It is amazing to witness. Isn’t it?
We have a winner from yesterdays’s Freebie Friday Sophia “metamorphosis” print. Congratulations Joyce! Contact me with your mailing address please.