Ever since my little life began I dreamt of being a butterfly.
Flitting from flower to flower, free of the constraints of life and its challenges.
One sunny day my wish came true.
I danced my way into a fragrant pink rose.
A bumblebee appeared.
It’s time to find a companion to make your life complete.’ she said.
‘But my dear bumblebee, I fear that if I mate
I shall lose my magic, crumble, and die.
No more lightness of wing,
just a heap of dust for ants to eat.’
The bumblebee buzzed deep in thought.
‘But you have survived thus far. You can become a vintage butterfly,’ she said.
‘Teach others to survive; be the soulful kiss of a new birth.’
Thanks to the wisdom of the bumblebee I continue to live and help others through their life’s path with joy.