The Butterfly and my moment of confession.

The Butterfly and my moment of confession.

The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough. _ Rabindranath Tagore

I have had this quote in my archive for a while now. Not so long ago, I posted it on my Instagram account. A mate once texted me to say that the quotes that I upload either on my Instagram or here made him think, most especially the one above.

I have a confession to make. I have struggled to make proper meaning of the quote myself for as long as I had come across it. I thought I’d sound stupid telling him that I have contemplated numerous times in order to make perfect sense of it too. As a matter of fact, unlike the butterfly, time isn’t enough for me to keep wallowing in my thoughts. I decided to see what ‘Mr Google’ had to say about it. I gladly found that someone had written a piece on the quote.

My apologies because I will not attempt to deconstruct it so as not to misinterpret its meaning. But if you are curious to know and want to learn new things like I try to do, please check Reverberations with the post “The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has enough time”, it is brilliant and insightful.

I guess this has been an account of my moment of confession (of not knowing everything), learning and discovery, I hope to have other moments that will be worth your time if you can spare a little.

Thank you very much for stopping by and please don’t hesitate to share your thoughts on the quote and how it impacts you.

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By Philip Abang

4 thoughts on “The Butterfly and my moment of confession.

  1. Lovely share Philip. Having to adjust to life with fibro/fatigue has helped me appreciate life more. I have to let go a lot I can’t achieve and that’s a constant challenge but I get so much enjoyment from the little things! To be honest, I feel blessed! I hope you are enjoying the journey and going at a speed that means you have time to notice the grass growing!

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    1. Oh! Sad to hear about the fibro/fatigue. I am glad you are managing. I had once interviewed someone suffering the same ailment some time ago. I felt very sympathetic listening to how they described their ordeal. Thank you for the reminder about noticing the grass growing, sometimes one forgets the little things that adds to our existence and how appreciative we should be for the moments in our lives, the gentle breeze that caresses our being. Thank you again for sharing. Have a blessed day!

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      1. Thank you Philip, It is a choice and I choose to see the little presents in the day. I’m glad this was a reminder, I need constant reminders to come back to the moment myself. Have a joyfilled weekend. Marie

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