Some time ago I mentioned that I had a deep, dark secret I was ashamed to reveal.
I have asked God to change my vision so that I view these creatures in the beautiful glory he made them to be seen in.
Many people love them and they are especially popular on the Ebay Handmade Cards section. Almost every sold card has one adorning the front (a free business tip for you entrepreneurial crafters) and I myself, actually don’t mind the pictures of artificial ones.
It’s the real ones I can’t stand the sight of and since confessing to a few trusted individuals, I have discovered to my relief that I am not alone.
So you may have guessed by now that I am referring to butterflies. Fake ones are fine, but real ones, ugh! The only thing I hate the sight of more in the summer are their overweight brothers – moths.
A colleague once described them aptly: a cigar with wings.
It makes me wonder if some racial people are not as to blame for their feelings as we think. (Big topic – please don’t bite my head off) Maybe some folk seriously find dark-skinned people scary. It only takes a horror film seen at too young an age of a black-faced goul making unearthly noises…
We all need to acknowledge our irrational fears and ask our loving Creator to change the way we see things.
In the meantime, I’ll continue to:
flinch and hope no-one notices,
keep my windows shut when the light is on (moths),
shake the washing-line like a mad woman when I’ve left clothes out all night,
wear less perfume in the sun,
not eat oranges outside,
and keep away from Tropical World.
“So God made the wild animals, the tame animals and all the small crawling animals to produce more of their own kind. And God saw that this was good.” (Genesis 1:25)