Broken Wing

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

I took this shot when the butterfly was resting on the ground.

I was wondering why it should rest on the ground instead of flying, because just before I saw it moving from one flower to another in the garden.

I realised that half of its right-wing is torn. What could have been the reason? I don’t know. Maybe a close shave with a spider or lizard.

Maybe it’s getting tired too quickly because of less ‘wing power’…I am not sure.

What does broken wing signify?

Broken wing symbolises a person who is hurt badly and emotionally.

Said to be common among people who are highly sensitive.

Still, all is not lost. One can make sincere efforts to ‘fly’ again and at some stage, the unseen power lifts you high and things become easy to fly again.

This also made me recollect the friendship quote.

“Friendship is like a butterfly’s wing. Once it is torn, it may never fly again” Unknown

No surprise majority of us become introverts as we lose faith in the friendship over time.

Thank you.

Namaste πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™
Philosophy Through Photography

Image by Β© PTP-2021 All Rights Reserved

This post is part of Cee Neuner’s CFFC- Close up or Macro photo challenge

  22 comments for “Broken Wing

  1. DiosRaw
    February 8, 2021 at 3:08 pm

    Wow, butterflies have symbolism relating to the souls of the dead. So many fascinating symbols and signs. πŸ–€πŸ™

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  2. February 8, 2021 at 10:12 pm

    Words that speak the truth!

    Liked by 4 people

  3. February 8, 2021 at 10:26 pm

    I hope you will never lose faith in our friendship, S! 🌞

    Liked by 3 people

  4. February 9, 2021 at 12:26 am

    Poor thing. Wonderful close up of it though πŸ˜€

    Liked by 2 people

  5. February 9, 2021 at 1:50 am

    Wow, that’s a lot to think about.

    Burn excess calories Laugh more

    Liked by 2 people

  6. spiritualfantasia
    February 9, 2021 at 11:50 am

    Interesting symbolism! Does a broken wing on a fly have the same symbolism?

    Liked by 2 people

  7. February 9, 2021 at 2:36 pm

    It’s divine.. Wonderful.. πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ˜‡πŸ‘ŒπŸΌπŸ‘ŒπŸΌπŸ™πŸΌ

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  8. February 9, 2021 at 2:56 pm


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