Tattered Wings

female tiger swallowtail with tattered wings
Tattered Wings

Oh, Lady Swallowtail, your tattered wings but hint at your story.

Butterflies can still fly, even when their wings are missing sections. Their delicate wings become tattered in storms and encounters with predators like birds, flying through tight spaces and  spiderwebs. Every time they fly they lose a few of the magic scales that attach to their wings and give each butterfly its distinctive color and pattern. They didn’t go through the work of metamorphosis to lose a moment of their brief time, often only a week or two, fulfilling their destiny as an adult butterfly.

Don’t worry so much about the tatters in your wings, continue with the task of living your life.

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