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July 13, 2014 § 5 Comments

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does the butterfly care

it has only one summer –

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§ 5 Responses to being

  • F.G.M. says:

    Right and thoughtful question.Should we care we have only one life… have a nice sunday!

    • Rachael Charmley says:

      I suppose I’m questioning the notion of an afterlife, and, as I don’t have an answer and probably never will, thinking about being mindful as an alternative…
      Enjoy today, my friend.

  • Miranda Stone says:

    I think the butterflies are luckier than we are in that they appear to exist in the ever-present now. With no concept of time, they don’t understand that they won’t survive past summer. Whereas we humans are fixated on time–it dictates our entire lives. Fantastic poem, Rachael, and very thought-provoking. I hope you had a lovely weekend.

    • Rachael Charmley says:

      Thanks, Miranda, that’s exactly what I was trying to say in my usual obscure way. Had a good weekend at this end; trust you did, and now have a clean house 😉

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