Butterflies are one of my favorite insects. They represent to me free will, grace, calm, and tranquility. They also have short life expectancy from 2-4 weeks although adult butterflies can live up to a year. It’s a precious life they lead.
Recently two productions I viewed remind me of butterflies 🦋. First the movie The Fighter(2010) starring Mark Wahlberg as welterweight boxer Micky Ward and Christian Bale as his older brother and fellow fighter Dickie Ecklund showed getting second chances to correct past mistakes and to better one’s life. A metamorphosis of sorts both brothers suffered physically and emotionally from inner demons. Only at the end of the movie were they truly free.
The second show I recently viewed I stumbled on Netflix Russian Doll starring Natasha Lyonne as Nadia a computer games programmer in NYC who on her 36th birthday dies then relives her death over and over again each time getting a second chance at a do over. It’s quirky, clever and brilliantly written. Nadia reminds me of a butterfly trying to free her inner demons and start over. She’s scrappy too just like Micky and Dickie.
I confess I love butterfly motifs even decorating my downstairs bathroom ( loo) with them.
I’m not a Mariah Carey fan per se but even she gets the significance of a butterfly.
Life is a series of loops and second chances are the arc of a rainbow or a look in the mirror.
Stay safe stay well ❤️❤️