This week I received my first blog post request.
“I’d like a poem,” she said.
“And more butterflies. But, not ones that are dying…something more fanciful.”
I had been thinking of writing about the frog fungus that is killing all the frogs, and then when the tornado hit Oklahoma, I couldn’t think of much else. Life is so delicate. So fragile.
But there is strength in delicate things, too. What is more delicate than a butterfly? Yet butterflies live amazing lives – sometimes migrating thousands of miles, and flying as high as jet airplanes. They’ve been surviving for millions of years.
Lives may be fragile and delicate but life-force is strong.
Here’s the rest of my butterfly illustration…
And, as requested, here is a poem.
Because I always do what my mother asks.