Below and Above

Summerhouse Butterfly

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“Behind your image, below your words, above your thoughts, the silence of another world waits.”
― John O’Donohue

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While surveying the damage caused by a tree,

felled by a storm,

I noticed that a butterfly had awoken,

from its hibernating slumber,

within the summerhouse.

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Distracted by its beauty,

I forgot about the disorder of destruction,

and focused upon the order of creation.

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It was resting upon a window,

and I took the opportunity to photograph it,

from below and outside,

then from above and inside,

before releasing it.

(I do hope that it wanted to be released)

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This is the contrasting result,

of those two perspectives,

of one being.

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