Friday, June 4, 2010

Fly High Butterfly!

Visiting butterfly places is a fun thing to do and my little girl enjoys it a lot. These butterflies were from the butterfly place at the Bronx zoo.
While browsing a book about butterflies I found this interesting story that I think It's worth sharing,"Hope For The Flowers"- It is the tale about the heroes Stripe and Yellow who want something more from life than eating and growing big.
Stripe who watched fellow caterpillars climbing and stepping on and over others with no idea about what was at the top. When he asked others what was at the top, the answer was "No one knows but it must be awfully good because everybody’s going there." Stripe tried for a while and even met a lovely female caterpillar named Yellow and they tried together and gave up together. Stripe tried again, and one day, as Yellow was waiting for Stripe to come back, she discovered a grey caterpillar struggling to get out of a cocoon. She offered to help, but the grey caterpillar said, "No, I have to do this to become a butterfly." Yellow asked, "What is a butterfly?" It is what you are meant to become. It flies with beautiful wings and joins the earth to heaven. It drinks only nectar from the flowers and carries the seeds of love from one flower to another. Without butterflies the world would soon have few flowers. Yellow asked, "How does one become a butterfly?" The answer was "You must want to fly so much that you are willing to give up being a caterpillar."

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