Recently I paid a visit to the Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory (Ontario, Canada) and I’m so glad I did. Besides being the perfect respite from the freezing weather, it was a magical experience being surrounded by butterflies (many more than 16). I highly recommend it. I thought I’d share a few of the photos I took…
Besides being fascinating, beautiful (and slightly creepy) creatures, butterflies are also symbols of transformation and rebirth. Thinking about their life cycle from egg to larva (caterpillar), chrysalis, and the final emergence as a winged adult, it’s difficult not to also notice the parallels with the writing process. From the germ of an idea; to first, second, and third (or more) drafts; to the final transformative process from manuscript to book, the creative process is mirrored in humans and insect. Maybe butterflies should be the unofficial mascots of writers everywhere. What do you think?
Finally, don’t forget to enter my giveaway. It’s easier than braving the weather, and far more rewarding 🙂
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