2010 – Iki-shi, Nagasaki-ken, Japan, Earth


Sad face.Initially, I’d planned to take a photo of the bowling alley near my house.  I walked outside and saw this poor creature on the ground and decided it was much more powerful.

There’s something extra sad about a symbol, like a butterfly, that’s shown in its complete opposite state.  Butterflies are supposed to represent change, transformation, growth, elegance, and beauty.  Instead, this corpse has become extra sad to me.  The pollen still clinging to its wings is like a cruel joke: haha, you glutton, if only you’d sought flowers farther from civilization.

Though yet again: butterflies.  Hairy.  Still shocking.


5 responses

  1. April

    My hubby hates butterfly’s. His reasoning is that butterfly’s eat shit. I don’t care. We all have to eat something and if butterfly’s choose to consume feces then so be it. Besides, they look pretty doing it!

    Poor dead butterfly. 😦

    October 13, 2010 at 23:15

    • K@

      What?! I thought they ate nectar, like hummingbirds/bees!

      [wikipedias butterflies]

      A-hah! Because wikipedia can never be wrong, I discover that your husband and I are BOTH right: “Butterflies feed primarily on nectar from flowers. Some also derive nourishment from pollen, tree sap, rotting fruit, dung, decaying flesh [Kat: blech], and dissolved minerals in wet sand or dirt.”

      Yeah. Poor dead butterfly. It’s gonna be eaten by its kids soon.

      October 13, 2010 at 23:20

  2. Beautiful picture 😦 it definitely seems to be the death of something more than just a butterfly.

    October 14, 2010 at 11:30

    • K@

      That would be a sweet title for a book! “Death of a Butterfly” or “More than a Butterfly”. But what would it be about?!

      Meh. Must continue to work on other books.

      October 14, 2010 at 17:23

      • CHANGELINGS OF COURSE. Shapeshifters. Turning into butterflies. Etc. Or the MC goes through a whole bunch of change and then dies. OR the MC sees a dead butterfly and has an epiphany. One of those.

        reminds me of Death of a Salesman haha

        October 15, 2010 at 17:27

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