the other day was a challenging parenting one. one of my little guys feels the world so deeply and intensely, which can lend to some challenging moments at times. as i stepped out for a walk, trying desperately to clear my mind and calm the questioning and over-analyzing parental chatter in my head...i recalled a brief encounter i had while we were visiting the states.
i have always believed that life/the universe/what-have-you is full of messages and messengers. butterflies are one of the many winged creatures that have held particular meaning and resonance for me. she is a creature that has more than once gracefully and silently revealed herself to me.
while we were back and walking through a butterfly house exhibit, a big, beautiful owl butterfly quietly took rest on my back pocket. she stayed long enough to share with my family and for j to snap this photo.
i was reminded of this and of the wisdom butterfly carries and was able to collect a sense peace in the moment.