eRipples: your free weekly splash of inspiration
from Paul & The Ripples Project
version 3.17: Ripples of BUTTERFLIES!
Monday, April 23, 2001
Happiness is a butterfly which, when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp,
but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.
-Hawthorne (Nathaniel?), Submitted by: Mary K Lourigan
There are two ways to study butterflies:
chase them with nets then inspect their dead bodies,
or sit quietly in a garden and watch them dance among the flowers.
-Nongnuch Bassham, Submitter: Jodi Yeager
Spring is certainly a time of transformation, and these butterfly
quotes sent my mind spinning around the notion of change and how
often we want to “hurry up and be different” instead of enjoying the
gradual shifts in our lives. Remember: Butterflies that emerge too
quickly never fly, and caterpillars that are not purposeful in their
construction never reach their full potential. If you are in a
period of change right now, I hope you can take each step as it
appears and focus on the present moment so you will be fully prepared
to fly when your time comes!
Peace & Happy Flying!