the butterfly

the butterfly

Last Thursday (8/15), as I was leaving home for work, something on the ground caught my attention – a butterfly. At first, I only thought it was injured. I picked it up and learned that it is already dead, and had lost its body. I just find it amazing that despite of losing its body, the wings were still together. This made me realize something about.. Life.

In Life, no one is perfect. It is a fact. We cannot have everything at once. Physical beauty may matter in today’s world, but not in the after-world. When we die, all physical beauties will no longer matter. We cannot bring our wealth, flawless skin to the next life. As we grow old, our skin sags. When we die, we rot. Wealth and beauty will just be left behind.

Just like this butterfly, what matters is what we leave behind. Family and friends may forget how we look like years after we die, but the good and beautiful things that we do in our lifetime shall live and be remembered forever.

In this butterfly’s case, the beauty it has left.. was its wings. πŸ˜‰

2 thoughts on “the butterfly

  1. What a beautiful death. This is something wonderful to always keep in mind. People will forget what you look like but never how you made them feel.

    β€œI’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” ― Maya Angelou

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