January 3, 2011
New Year Butterfly
I had a brief moment of panic as I recalled that the ancient Greeks depicted the soul/spirit/breath (psyche) leaving the body at death as a butterfly, & wondered whose soul had wandered into my house (& on New Year's Eve I had seen the recent movie "The American" in which the final image is of a pale butterfly flying off into the forest as the character played by George Clooney dies).
The butterfly stayed in my kitchen. I put sugar on the counter for it, but later found it dead in the middle of the floor.
As we used to say in college, "This must be symbolic of something."