Monday, January 9, 2012

The Broken Butterfly

I am feeling a little tethered and torn,
like this pretty Swallowtail I photographed in October.


From this view, the butterfly looks perfect...


from here, you can see his journey has taken it's toll!!


He's capable, not perfect...


and perhaps even a little stronger then the others.
He is flying and surviving, with broken wings!!

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26 comments:

  1. "He's capable, not perfect." Just like we humans. This was beautiful and moving, my friend. Thank you.

    P.S. Your commnets on my blog cracked me up this morning!

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  2. we all feel this way, from time to time. life can get rough. a big hug to you right now!

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  3. Oh my Dear, I'm sorry you are feeling tethered and torn this morning. Sending lots and lots of gentle hugs your way....

    But like that still lovely butterfly, you are still capable. You can still *do.* Etc.

    But then, there is always the possibility, that you are trying to do too much.... Perhaps? Perhaps...?

    Hugs...

    "The early mist had vanished and the fields lay like a silver shield...
    It was one of the days when the glitter of winter shines..."

    ~Edith Wharton

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  4. Aww, poor little one.
    He sure is beautiful though, and I'm glad he is getting along fine.
    Love "Capable, not perfect." Truly something to think about. Thank you!

    Thank you also so very much for sharing with us this week at The Creative Exchange.

    Have a great day Debbie!

    lisa.

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  5. Amazing lesson for all of us :)) Thank You!

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  6. What gorgeous butterfly. I am pleased to read that she survey's.
    Have a nice day

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  7. I know the feeling Debbie :(

    Simply gorgeous shots of this fragile looking little wounded one. The will to survive is strong.

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  8. Oh I know that feeling sometimes Debbie. Poor thing that torn wing made me cringe a wee bit.

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  9. I think this is a beautiful reminder that we all can still fly even when our wings get a little damaged! Great photos of the not so perfect but brave and beautiful butterfly!

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  10. Hey Debbie. I feel that way at times also, but I try to always think of someone else being worse off. Then that makes me feel better, believe it or not. Not that I am glad that someone else is worse off. Please don't take it that way.
    Hope you have a better afternoon.
    Ana

    gorgeous butterfly even with the broken or torn wings.

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  11. I bet you do feel a little torn up. It'll get better every day you do your best to put one foot in front of the other! Love you dear friend, all will be ok!

    Susan

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  12. Sometimes it takes a little more effort to push through Debbie. Hope your feeling better very soon :)

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  13. We all feel like that guy at times I am sure!!

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  14. Oh, these photographs make me feel encouraged and slightly sad at the same time.
    Isn't it true of all of us - not perfect but still capable of so much?
    have a great week!

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  15. Beautiful butterfly, love the photos!
    Love "He's capable, not perfect."
    Thanks for sharing.
    Hope you're feeling better soon.

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  16. Beautiful butterfly, love the photos!
    Love "He's capable, not perfect."
    Thanks for sharing.
    Hope you're feeling better soon.

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  17. Oh, what gorgeous images...and your words are so touching. What a lovely post - thank you for sharing!

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  18. definitely one beautiful butterfly...so pretty indeed even with broken wings...

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  19. What a beautiful butterfly, analogy and sentiment.

    Kathy

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  20. When I see the butterflys at the end of summer all tattered and torn it always breaks my heart.
    I know it has been hard and I bet you do feel that way.

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  21. "Capable, but not perfect." That's MS every morning! What a wonderful and inspiring post. (I need that some mornings!) :)

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  22. Oh poor baby. Seems to be getting along fine...hope you are too. xo

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  23. Such tenderness. Your sensitivity helps us sit a little while longer with the wounded parts of ourselves and look for the strength that can some. These photos are beautiful!

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  24. Debbie, lovely shots of the butterfly. Even broken it is still a beautiful critter.

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  25. Wow, I loved the pictures; they are magazine worthy. I liked your thoughts too.
    Blessings to you for the beauty shared today.

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  26. He is beautiful!! Even with his damaged wing.
    Wonderful post and reminds us all to carry on even though things aren't "perfect".

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