09 May, 2009

Bit of Beauty – Butterfly Story

Beautiful and graceful, varied and enchanting, small but approachable, butterflies lead you to the sunny side of life. And everyone deserves a little sunshine.~Jeffrey Glassberg

We have little bits of nature scattered around, the shells, pebbles, flowers, butterflies. Every time I see awe-inspiring butterfly I can't help but think of the incredible change it has undergone, and that just a few short weeks earlier it was an unattractive little caterpillar. Here is a short story, I read long back which today urge me to share, about this tiny creations of God, which spread only joy and happiness.
“ She waited to see
She waits to sing
She is waiting,
Like a swirling sea.
Here comes a butterfly
Flying in the wind
Fluffy like a cotton seed
All beautiful and special.
She runs to catch
It flies higher and higher
Along came endless ocean
She sees the beauty of sunset.
Like a flash in the night
She knew that butterfly
Will comeback to her arms
With a touch of love.
Its her butterfly, ever since she met
Where she can talk, laugh
And feel the warmth
Who brought colors back to her life.
poem by:  Priya

One day the Creator was watching some children playing in the garden. The laughter of the children echoed in the air.

Everything seemed fine, yet the Creator’s heart was sad. He was upset thinking that one day these children shall grow old. Their skin shall become wrinkled. Their hair will turn gray. These wonderful shaded yellow, blue, red and purple flowers shall fade. The leaves from the trees dry up and fall. Already they were turning yellow.

This thought worried the Creator and He grew sadder. It was in the fall, and with each falling leaf from the trees got closure to the winter. Lack of green leaves and light mist all around, made His heart heavy.
Yet, the sun was shining bright and warmed the skins. The Creator watched the play of sunlight and shadow on the ground. Crisp yellow leaves flying here and there by the breeze. He saw the bright blue color of the sky and down the ground lime green grass.
Suddenly he smiled.. to all those colors, He created. He thought these colors ought to be preserved...
He, no sooner decided to create something that gladdens his heart, something for these children to look at to get inspired and enjoy its coloration and majestic appearance.
Something, that would touch the heart string instantly and stays as an eternal bliss.
The Creator took out his bag and started gathering things from the nature. A spot of sunbeams, a handful of blue from the sky, brown from the woods around, the delicacy from the morning dew, the shadow of playing children, the blackness of a beautiful girls hair, the yellow of the falling leaves, the green of the grass, the red, purple, and orange of the flowers around him.

All these he put into his bag. He gave a thought if He forgot something; then He decided to add some songs of the birds too.

He shook, His bag, and made sure that everything mingled. Each and every color blended well.

...butterfly is like Love,it goes where it pleases and it pleases where it goes..
HE then went up to the kids, smiled and whispered into their ears, this is for you a gift from God. He gave them the bag and asked them to open it. The kids got excited. In curiosity, the children opened the bag quickly and at once hundreds and hundreds of colored butterflies flew out. The butterflies stared dancing around the children's heads, fluttering up here and there. Some butterflies started settling on their hands.

'The children eye glittered with each look of the butterfly.' They told God, that they had never seen anything so beautiful.
Soon, the butterflies began to sing. This made moment got much brighter.
There was a splash of happiness everywhere the butterfly went.
But then a hearing the songs sung by the butterflies, some birds flew and gathered there. One bird sat on the Creators shoulder and said that it was not fair to give their songs to those new-bits of beauty.
The birds reminded God, that when He had created the birds, He told them that he has given each one bird its unique song. But now He has passed them all around. Wasn't that enough that He gave those new tiny beauties the colors of the rainbow! The Creator realized and said that definitely the birds owe the songs.
Finally the Creator took the songs away from the butterflies, and that's the reason why they are silent. Butterflies are beautiful even so!

But these silent divine beauties butterfly brightens the day of people, and brings out songs from their hearts.
Hence there is a old saying :-
If anyone desires a wish to come true they must first capture a butterfly and whisper that wish to it. Since a butterfly can make no sound, the butterfly can not reveal the wish to anyone but the Great Spirit who hears and sees all. In gratitude for giving the beautiful butterfly its freedom, the Great Spirit always grants the wish. So, according to legend, by making a wish and giving the butterfly its freedom, the wish will be taken to the heavens and be granted.

So next time when you see a butterfly, make a wish, it might just rather come true..

  • painting above is created by Me, (c)rachi creations..
  • poem attached is the lovely Creation and (c) of  Priya, who mailed this morning and soon I updated this blog :)

1 comment:

  1. 1st comment without reading:
    i hope it is good!


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