Greetings my lovelies. Today I managed to catch and trap that positivity cloud of mine. So now I am going to send it to you guys through todays post. Let’s get straight into today’s topic beause I am feeling extra chatty today and if I continue to write every word that flows through my brain, you would be stuck here with me for quite a long time. A few months ago I created an account oh HITRECORD. It’s a really creative and inspiring place to be if you are an artist so go check it out, it is a really nice community. I didn’t post much on their platform because It didn’t really stick with me like word press. Anyway I am really floating away from our topic today. There was a challenge there with word restriction to write a little poem or haiku. So I wrote this:
Butterfly had flew
Three days only
So he knew
To live slowly
The poem appeared in my mind out of nowhere. Actually it appeared just like a butterfly. Flying gracefully without interrupting me the tiniest bit. It was up to me whether I notice it or not. After that submission the poem just bonded with me. Became my mantra. Let me clarify it the best I can for you.
Moments not days
It’s a well known fact that butterflies live for only a few days ( two to ten days at the most ). Within those few days butterfly always endeavors to fly directly under the sun. The butterfly warms his wings with sunrays, it greets every flower he can find and rest a few seconds on every pestles and enjoys its nectars. Basically the butterflies live their life to the fullest within those few days. They don’t rush, they explore earths offerings and they thank the earth by admiring it and acknowledging her existence.
I came to realize that is exactly how I should live. Before you disagree with me and start to think well we are not butterflies we have to work we have commitments, I agree. I am not saying we can go around jumping and looking at flowers all day.
We can stop looking at our phone screen while we are in the bus or walking to work and instead look at what surrounds us. I saw so many people admiring pictures of nature on their phones and not looking straight in front of them. We can slow our pace down and not rush the conversations with our coworkers , friends or our siblings, we can see beauty in everyday activities. We can be better versions of ourselves, every day . We can start doing that one thing we always want to but never do because there is plenty of time. Unfortunately time is unpredictable, you can only be sure of this second. The other second is a bold and scary yet exciting question mark.
I had this morning, I have this second to sit down and write today. I am sure of this second but I can never be sure of the day. I can use every second that I have, that I can do and I will do it. Seconds become minutes hours and so on to the years. Every day you get to wake up and start fresh. Every morning the sun greets you with no judgment no memory of the days before, you can be what you want to be. What you decide to be that day.
A butterfly was a caterpillar once
And there is nothing in a caterpillar that makes you think it is going to be a butterfly. With time it changes every day, little by little. Until one day it wakes up, spreads it wings and fly. You get to have that day.
I was not the first one to find inspiration in these wonderful creatures so I will leave you today with a few of my favorite quotes about butterflies.
“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
“Just living is not enough,” said the butterfly, “one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower.” Hans Christian Andersen
I hope you see a butterfly today and smile (and remember me of course).
Who ever you are, be free.
Lots of love, Ellodie.