Between my shadow and my soul

Stumble or More

The butterfly will pause wistfully on a branch. She will spy on the sand and the roots, in the few seconds she has. Then she will reluctantly flutter and lift off. Butterflies do not only care about making money for insurance adverts through the graceful arching and troughing of their delicate wings. They do not just enjoy being lightweight and miraculously beautiful, and having access to the most awesome experience ever, that of flying. They also remember a time, before the insidious cocoon, when looking for the next drop of nectar or a tree branch, or another butterfly was not their life’s purpose. They remember a time when they were content in their little world, close to the ground, surrounded by all they needed. A time when they weren’t exposed to a world that was higher and sweeter and freer. And they stumble.

9 shared ideas:

KimyaShafinaaz July 23, 2008 at 9:49 AM  

hey i loved this! very enjoyably written dudette:)

i was away in india. jus remember im sposed to get back to u about something. sigh. is it too late? sorry!

Prixie July 23, 2008 at 10:44 AM  

just like life, yeah?

Noorjehaan July 23, 2008 at 11:30 PM  

thanks shafs. nah it's cool everything went awesomely...hope india was as spectacular as always..

yeah prixie altho there are many perspectives. some people spend most of their lives going higher just to run away from their childhoods...

Crimson Shimmer July 24, 2008 at 1:22 AM  

never have I had
a closer experience
of being a butterfly

love the way you write :)

Zahera July 25, 2008 at 12:15 PM  

:-) Reminds me of something i read in a book once.
"Man is like a bird without wings and a bird is like a man without sorrow."

(well makes sense to me anyway-i am a tad loopey).

Saaleha Bamjee-Mayet July 25, 2008 at 1:29 PM  

ok, totally unrelated to this:
what would you say is the underlying cause of chronic procrastination?

Parasputin July 25, 2008 at 6:10 PM  

the butterfly
delicately veined
and black
until the cover is slammed shut
on God's Rorschach

@nooj, great image
@sbj, can i tell you in a couple of weeeks?

Noorjehaan July 26, 2008 at 10:46 AM  

CS- thanks coming from you, i'm chuffed

zahera- hey, see i became a blogger:) erm but wings are cool and sorrow sucks- that's not a fair exchange!

saaleha- lack of motivation i.e you don't give a fluck, burn out, pot or love high, you need a holiday, broodiness. never ask someone trained in psych for an answer- we cover our backs with many coloured waffles

p- :)

Khadija July 26, 2008 at 7:57 PM  

I resonate with your butterfly...