Chasing Butterflies - A reflection by Abbey
July 19, 2012
My mother constantly told me, “Don’t go following the butterflies. You know that’s how kids disappear or get kidnapped!” No matter how many times she told me that, I still followed the butterflies. Only until I knew that I was too far or my mother shouted my name did I ever stop and turn back around. I never truly understood why I followed them; I just knew I was bound to find something magical.
There is only a few times where I have peeked into the land of the butterflies’. Now, before I get too deep into the whereabouts of these places, understand that the places of the butterflies aren’t just where butterflies live and dwell, but a place full of life and peace because that’s what the butterflies have always been interpreted to me. Everyday, I yearn more and more to find the place of the butterflies’ and I’m hoping where I’m headed now will lead me there.
Before I got my job at
Although, I haven’t found the place of the butterflies’ world, and only so often have I ever peeked into their world. When I do find it, I don’t want to be the only one there by myself; I want others to also see this world too-even if it is for only a moment. Throughout my environmental careers, I have captured glimpses of the butterflies’ world-the place full of life and freedom-and
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