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Butterfly Dreams

Have you ever wondered how a butterfly feels during the tremendous changes she goes through during her short life? Does she know what her voracious feeding leads to? Does she feel trapped in her cocoon or does she gently dream the days away? What of the struggle to burst from her casing and fill her wings with her life’s blood? Does she even recognize herself in her new glory? Does a butterfly revel in the process of her changing, or struggle through it? I, too, am in a season of change. While my physical form will remain as it is, …

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The Road’s Siren Song

I’ve heard it for many years, like my heartbeat, barely noticeable but there all the same. It threads its way through my dreams and springs suddenly upon me in my waking hours. It is quiet… so quiet that the day’s mundane tasks and the trivial dross of life eclipse it. Yet the longer I stay put, the louder it grows. I’m not sure why I am the only member of my family to whom new places beckon. My parents, sister, and brother seem perfectly content to stay in one place, never feeling the tiny itch that has plagued me every …