Every day the butterflies come. I'm not sure how long it was happening before I noticed it, but since I started paying attention, it's been at lease 3 weeks. Every day they come. Usually, I encounter an average of five butterflies a day in the course of my day. Big ones, tiny ones, plain ones, colorful ones.
At first I thought it was a curiosity. Then I thought it was a little freaky. Now I expect them and I giggle when they flitter through my day.
I love that they come, but I haven't figured out why. I haven't mentioned it to anyone or written about it before now. I thought in time, the reason would become clear to me, but it hasn't. I've always remembered this quote from The Color Purple: 'I think it pisses God off if you walk by the color purple in a field somewhere and don't notice it.' Maybe it's the same thing. Maybe God just wants me to slow down and notice them.
When looking for meaning, there's also a lot of symbolism that I could draw from too. Metamorphosis, new life, becoming. Also, the way they dance past me... part joyful and carefree, but also sometimes looking like they're slightly out of control and just trying to stay upright. These too all fit the current circumstances of my life.
Whatever the reason, that they come, I am grateful and feel blessed that they do.