I've always liked butterflies. When their life-span was explained to me using a Biblical reference, I could relate to them very well. And again, butterflies can explain my recent life change.
I could say my teenage years were like a caterpiller - I was still finding 'myself'. Then I went into a cocoon, ready to emerge as the real self I wanted the world to know. But my husband didn't want me to share this true self of mine and kept trying to force me into this cocoon, while I struggled for freedom. Finally, I fled this abusive relationship, taking my daughters with me to a shelter. We spent time there (a lot of time!) healing. They didn't deserve the verbal abuse either and needed the opportunity to live in a healthy environment.
Now I am truely free to spread my wings and be the real ME - like a beautiful butterfly!!

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55 photo's that you may indeed enjoy... I love photography and have been an avid photographer since I was but a youth of about 10 years of age...

Comment by Biancamaria Quaggiotto on October 26, 2012 at 1:48am

good morning :-)

Comment by LadyHawkღ on October 25, 2012 at 9:55pm

Butterfly Totem
The butterfly is a colorful, delightful symbol of transition and growth. People with the butterfly totem are joyful people who appear to others as bright and cheerful. Butterfly people tend to be optimistic and are always looking for ways to grow and improve. Butterflies teach us that change is positive and should be embraced.

Personal Reflection...
Butterflies are born after a period of struggle. Without the struggle the wings would not be strong enough to allow the butterfly to take wing. Often our challenges in life give us the ability to "spread our wings" and reach new heights. When butterflies appear to you, embrace change with optimism and joy for the experience.

Comment by Biancamaria Quaggiotto on October 24, 2012 at 3:15pm

from Italy: I like butterflyes, too. :-) Hughs, Bianca.

Comment by robbie J on October 23, 2012 at 2:49pm

this is good this is fantastic!! :) and this is you!

Comment by LadyHawkღ on October 23, 2012 at 2:26pm

How many times can I hit the Like button???
Spread your wings butterfly and finally be free! It's good to have you back Miss-down-to-earth! I saved this one for you...

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