Katherine the Great
I like to think of myself as a storyteller. Mostly I tell stories about knitting.

One fine day, I was driving down the road near my home admiring how butterflies were flying up my windshield and over my Nissan Leaf without splatting on the glass. I thought how lovely having an aerodynamic car was. Through my haze of bliss, I opened my garage, pulled in, and got out to plug in my car. There on the front bumper near the little charging door was a flattened butterfly. Well, crap! There goes my joy! oh well. I guess not all butterflies get to live happily ever after. So, I very carefully pulled it off by the very edge of its wings and went outside to drop it on the ground so it could maybe feed a bird or something…circle of life and all that.

As I released it, would you believe that it opened its wings and FLEW OFF! Now, I’m not talking about flew a few feet and then collapsed and died. It flew at least 50 feet and then landed in a field of wildflowers. At this point, all the facts about butterflies not being able to fly if you touch their wings flashed through my head. I squashed that logic right down and focused on how little I had touched it and I chose to believe that the butterfly lived in a land of unicorns and rainbows…you know, for like a day, cause butterflies don’t live that long.

But still, it was pretty freaking cool to have a butterfly that had been dead fly off into the flowers! WINNING!

Ps. In case you were wondering, it was moving much too fast to be a zombie butterfly. It was well and truly alive….I think. Happy Friday the Thirteenth!

Ps. I’ve logged over 12,000 miles on my Leaf!


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4 Comments

  1. Carrie says:

    Look at you…being all mother nature-y!

    I love it!

    I’m not a bug/insect lover of any kind, but I sure won’t go out of my way to harm one.

    You did good. And all that goodness comes back at you!

    • Katie says:

      I love butterflies! I mean, I’m not like collecting ceramic butterfly figurines or anything, but I like to watch the live ones!

  2. Michael says:

    Very cool! I had not noticed it until you mentioned it, but I don’t get bug splats, either. I think that contributes to why it is hard remembering to wash it.


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