I put these found #monarchbutterfly wing earrings together yesterday. ..well, I actually put them back #together. You see, these are the wings fun the very first pair of earrings I ever made, way back in 2005, when I was pregnant with our first child. We thought we would never have children, in fact I had finally resolved myself to that fact months before getting the surprise of a positive pregnancy test. When I found a monarch, lifeless below a bush, in March I took it as a rather auspicious sign as nature - and butterflies - - monarch butterflies, in particular have always been a connecting point for me since early #childhood. #earringswere my things, so I set out to find away to make a pair of #butterflywing earrings. I actually found someone online who gave me some advice. Once I put them on, I was in love and people were asking about them. #Eventually, I began making them for people outside my circle and other than gifts. I made them with plants and fruits and anything I could get to work. In the #timesince I made these we have moved close to 10 times, I have lost and left many things. At one point, I had lost one of these wings and turned the other into a hair clip, for years. Somehow, they managed to stay with me and I with them. In the challenging days of trying to reign in the tweendom, I have been reminding myself of the #joy, #sweetness, #amazement, #hope, and pure #loveof that time when the sulky tween was a tickle in my #womband a twinkle in my arms. It takes me back to these wings. Still so beautiful, but changed. (If you notice, you can see that they are semi- #transparent, this is because most of the #wingmembrane is actually not there any longer. ) Like us in a way, we are #changed and #everchanging, but the things that matter most ate still there even if it takes a little, #searching, #losing, #retracing, #reconnecting, and #reclaimingto see. Maybe that is part of the #teachingof the butterfly - #metamorphosis... #patience... #beauty.
#random #rambling #magic