Butterfly

 
When I was younger, I would look at butterflies and wonder why everybody shooed them from the light bulbs in our kitchen. At the time, I did not know that these floating butterflies circling the light were actually moths. I thought they were the same creature, both had working wings, only some looked like tree branches and others looked like painted silk.

 As I grew older, I learned to believe that moths were cursed and butterflies were floating flowers. It made sense at first because we're constantly being told that ugly things are synonymous with bad things. How could we love something that is not bright, colorful or attached to a beautiful coat?

I wish somebody had told me sooner that moths aren't just ugly twigs who take flight in the darkest hours, but that each moth is a night-time butterfly. They live to pollinate and give breath to our earthbound flowers and in turn, a breathing flower gives life to us.  

Now I am not going to succeed in saving every moth I encounter, especially not the uninvited bedroom ceiling ones, but I will always remember what I have learned from them: Whether you are a goat, a guppy, or the wild oak tree - you belong here. Even things with pale wings are here for a reason.*
 
Wearing:
Blouse   OASAP || Skirt • Value Village || Butterfly Tights  Romwe || Boots DNA Footwear  
 
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16 comments:

  1. wise amy i didn't realize moths were nighttime butterflies. i was confused by them as a child too. i adore your tights, and let's talk about your autumn pics! they are fantastic. :)

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  2. I don't mind moths so long as they don't get their dust all over me! They are definitely beautiful, in their own way

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  3. Love the message in this post. Thank you for writing such beautiful blog posts. And very cute tights!

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  4. I found your blog via Spook Book. I love it! Kisses <3

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  5. Wow, gorgeous photos! Autumn looks so magical with all the leaves on the ground. And I love your outfit, especially those boots, so beautiful!

    Your words are just as magical and inspiring as your photos. I love what you said... "Whether you are a goat, a guppy, or the wild oak tree - you belong here. Even things with pale wings are here for a reason."

    You're a beautiful soul. ♡ :-)

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  6. you look amazing <3 you are definitely kind of autumn girl <3
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  7. I've been reading this blog for a while now. I've watched your style evolve from girlish vintage to more prairie chic, and it suits you wonderfully. Your clothes and your words go together perfectly.

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  8. Your boots are so cute! I love the vibe of your photos

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  9. Like your butterfly tights too muchhhh:)

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  10. These shots are so fun and whimsical.

    Kate from Clear the Way

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  11. Anonymous30.10.13

    So lovely

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  12. Amy, you are so beautiful inside and out! Never change. I love you, your style and blog so much!

    Hayley xx
    www.addictionstoshopping.blogspot.com

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  13. Anonymous3.11.13

    This is a fantastic post! Wish the leaves looked like that in my part of the world xxooxxo

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  15. The scenery of the fallen leaf looks wonderful.

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