Thursday, March 20, 2008

A Metaphor in Flight

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Watercolor on cold press 140lb. Arches aquarelle paper, 6x10 in.
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It spread its wings and flew. Once a caterpillar, now a butterfly. No longer a creepy crawler but a maiden of the sky. Graceful, colorful and beautiful. It's time has come to fly.

Whatever challenges you're facing right now, I hope you'll be patient. Take your time in your cocoon of ordeals, knowing that it too shall pass. Your perseverance will soon be rewarded. Next thing you know, you'll be soaring. Up in your own sky, perched on your dreams.

There will be days the sky will not be bluer. Just remember, you're up there. Out of that dark cocoon you left behind. It's up to you to stay afloat. Look back once in a while and whenever you can, hover down in the fields.

Help the flowers flourish, just as you were sustained in the past.


Deabusamor said...

That's such a beautiful sentiment. I especially love the last part about helping the flowers bloom like you did. So many people forget the ones that helped them when they finally reach the top.

Thanks for making my day. :)

Mary Richmond said...

very nice painting. as a breast cancer survivor i find myself very attracted to butterflies on a symbolic level. as a naturalist and artist they're just beautiful to behold!