Thursday, January 28, 2010

Butterflies, etc

Today I saw a butterfly. It was something that reminded me of Hope flying out of Pandora's box after all the bad things surged out (in some versions, Hope takes the form of a butterfly). It was there to remind humanity that after all the evil/bad/sad/etc things that are happening in the world, there is still Hope. When I saw the butterfly I was walking down a humongous hill on campus from class to work, thinking of how miserable I was feeling with the cold and the drear and the deadness of the world. Then all of a sudden, there it was! A sign of life, of happier times, of hope. And I was lifted in spirits a little, because I realized that even though life is so dreadfully dull and sad and cold and whatever else, spring will come, then summer, and life will go on and get better, and I will be happy again.

And even though I really love Peter Gabriel's cover, I do really rather like the original of "The Book of Love," by Magnetic Fields.


Jared and Megan said...

Yes, I like both - but I think I like the cover just a *teensy* bit more...

Thanks for sharing the butterfly incident. =)

LP said...


Hope is the thing with feathers
That perches in the soul,
And sings the tune--without the words,
And never stops at all,

And sweetest in the gale is heard;
And sore must be the storm
That could abash the little bird
That kept so many warm.

I've heard it in the chillest land,
And on the strangest sea;
Yet, never, in extremity,
It asked a crumb of me.

Emily Dickinson