Butterflies and children collide as Tania Edwards shares this set of images from a recent day out. From Tania:
I grew up on the east coast of Canada in Newfoundland and would go to the Newfoundland Insectarium as a child. The Butterfly House they have is gorgeous! It was great to take my kids there as well when we went back east for vacation. As I watched them adore the butterflies I thought of the following quote by Rabindranath Tagore:
Butterflies count not months but moments.
If you sit and watch butterflies, they are not so different than watching your children. They go where they please, they are small but enchanting, and they appear to be extremely free in their movements and actions with no concept of time. There is a mystery of metamorphosis. The butterfly has gone through deep change while the child will continue to experience this change or metamorphosis throughout their lives. There is also a certain patience needed when being around both. If you chase a butterfly it will escape, but if you sit it will come to you. Maybe being around butterflies can teach children and adults alike how to find happiness.