profound change. They are "a symbol of transformation because of its impressive process of metamorphosis."Apparently, butterflies represent
"Herein lies the deepest symbolic lesson of the butterfly. She asks us to accept the changes in our lives as casually as she does. The butterfly unquestioningly embraces the chan[g]es of her environment and her body."
From another site: "The Greeks likened the butterfly’s constant flitting from flower to flower to the restlessness of the mind: constantly changing from subject to subject. Indeed, the Greek word for butterfly is ‘psyche’ from where we get our word ‘psychology’ – the study of the mind."
From Wikipedia: "In some old cultures, butterflies also symbolize rebirth into a new life after being inside a cocoon for a period of time."
So thanks to these little flying pieces of art my mind has been preoccupied with thoughts of change, of transformation, of rebirth. I know there's a bigger picture somewhere in all of this. I just can't see it yet.