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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.
Last night I spent a quiet evening alone at home. At one point, I decided to scroll through Instagram, when I was fortunate enough to come across a photo of artist, Joni James of An Artful Closet. In the photograph, Joni stood boldly before me with a butterfly tattoo on her back. I was immediately captivated by this image, not only because of the sly way in which Joni showed off her tattoo, but because I have a great fondness for butterflies. In years past, I have noticed butterflies hovering around me just before something awesome happens in my life...
After seeing Joni's Instagram image, I decided to pay her blog a visit and read her latest post called, Three Times a Charm. In the post, Joni explains her reasoning behind her ink art. She then goes on to say, "Did you know that a caterpillar doesn't just wrap herself in a cocoon and grow wings? It completely breaks down into a dark liquid. It reforms itself into a new creature." Though I somewhat knew about the butterfly transformation, I had no idea that it broke down into a liquid and completely reforms itself. I was intrigued by this information. My new finding immediately struck a cord within me and my own journey of transformation.
I ponder the stages of life for the caterpillar (click HERE for more information), and find that the stages run eerily parallel with my own...the growing pains (dealing with the disappointments), times of ravenous hunger (not feeling satisfied with what I have), times of vulnerability (dark liquid - my current stage), and then moments of miraculous expansion (oh how I long for and anticipate this stage).
So today, in my time of vulnerability, I cover myself in dark liquid by wearing an entirely black ensemble with the exception of the crystal accessories that represent the shiny chrysalis that caterpillars surround themselves with while this miraculous transformation takes place; and a magazine clutch purse that represents my hope for what is to come.
Ottoman Sleeveless Dress: Loft
Black Sunnies: Loft Outlet (options HERE)
Caged Sandals by Michael Kors (options Nordstrom.com)
Magazine Clutch Purse (options on Amazon)
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In the meantime, I sit quietly while this transformation takes place, for I know, that with time and patience, the outcome will far exceed what my mind could have ever imagined. There will come a day, when from the dark liquid, shall emerge a lovely creature that flutters amongst the flowers; hovering about, in search of a peaceful place where it shall land.
No. 1 in this series is called Confident. Click CONFIDENT to begin the journey.