100 Taking Flight

We are everything that we can be for the world, expressing our colors, showing our beauty… boldly showing the world our exuberance, feeling the wind, the sun, the freedom…taking flight.

I was watching the outdoors from inside of the window.  A bright winged butterfly made its way across the yard and landed on a vine leaf maple.  The wings were stunning and open, broad for all to see.

close up of butterfly pollinating on flower
Sometimes we open our wings to take flight like butterflies. Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com

And then it disappeared.  When the wings pulled upright, there was no evidence that a butterfly was on that leaf.  

I think we do that.  At times we sit still and careful, keeping quiet, hiding, perhaps afraid of the world that could swoop down and consume us.

And sometimes we open our wings.  We are everything that we can be for the world, expressing our colors, showing our beauty… boldly showing the world our exuberance, feeling the wind, the sun, the freedom…taking flight.

Author: Michele Plumb Stowell

Michele Stowell was a teacher, a hand holder, and encouraging voice. Born an early Gen Xer, she has lived in Western Washington for the duration. Her children, two spectacular genetic daughters and an uncountable number of marvelous scout and school sons and daughters, shine as her biggest impact and her greatest blessing. Just before her 54th birthday, Michele was diagnosed with stage four cancer. Her writing and art work are expressions of the drama and the joy of living earth bound. On October 24, 2021, Michele was released from her physical body, transported to continue her work on other realms.

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