Why the butterfly?
I love the beauty of these tiny creatures and they always seem to appear in the most unlikely of places.
A few years ago, my husband nearly lost his life to an infection. The nurse who was caring for him in the emergency room was wearing butterfly scrubs. He survived (minus a leg) and began his new journey in life.
A recent fire in a small town where my husband and I volunteered took out an entire block of businesses. After the fire was out, I found flocks of butterflies drinking from the rivulets of water flooding the streets. The message relayed over and over again throughout the town was "We will rebuild". How great was it seeing the butterflies rising from the ashes?
The Hero's Journey is the most powerful dramatic device I have ever experienced. Whether it's reading or writing, it is the joy I find in the journey that transforms me.
Is there any greater symbol than the butterfly for what I write?