The butterfly is a symbol of the soul, of enlightenment and transformation, and for some, represent the spirit of the dead. For three years, I have shared my garden with these seasonal winged visitors. And in the process of rearing them, I too have changed.
To bond with nature, we often visit parks, gardens, or perhaps, seek out a quiet spot in the mountains. Our humanity, it seems, is tied to the landscape. The cemetery, however, with its grim statues and wrought iron gates, is a destination left avoided.