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Macro Monday

Be strong and determined my friend

Butterfly

“The wings of transformation are born of patience and struggle” Janet S. Dickens

Do you know why a butterfly is the happiest?

A butterfly says, “The caterpillar-me is history, my metamorphosis, a mystery, and today is a present. My struggle gifted me” Manali Oak

Patience is a virtue

We all know this.

My friend, if you possess this quality, you are the winner in every aspect of your life.

If you have patience, the actions which you take are based on not rashness but a proper assessment of the situation giving you the advantage.

Having patience is not an easy task but in the end, you love its fruits.

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“To lose patience is to lose the battle” Mahatma Gandhi

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Macro Monday

Have you come across an ugly butterfly?

My friend, there is no such thing as an ugly butterfly.

It’s all in our mental setup.

We always love to compare.

We compare one butterfly with the other and say oh! this butterfly is more beautiful than the other.

The image above is that of Borbo Cinnara, is a butterfly commonly known as Rice Swift or Formosan Swift.

It’s found in India, South East Asian countries and Australia.

The wings of the adult range from brown to yellow, having white spots in the forewing.

“Butterflies are nature’s tragic heroes. They live most of their lives being completely ordinary. And then, one day, the unexpected happens. They burst from their cocoons in a blaze of colors and become utterly extraordinary. It is the shortest phase of their lives, but it holds the greatest importance. It shows us how empowering change can be” Kelseyleigh Reber

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Pupa or Chrysalis or Cocoon?

“Understand that the hardest times in life to go through are when you are transforming from one version of yourself to another” Mysticool

PUPA

It’s a life stage of a moth or butterfly or other insects.

Any insect other than a butterfly undergoes metamorphosis into an adult, and the stage before becoming an adult is called a pupa.

CHRYSALIS

The pupa of a butterfly is called a chrysalis.

COCOON

A cocoon is a hard protective outer covering woven by the moth or butterfly to cover the pupa. It attaches the cocoon to a leaf or branch or any surface. The idea is to keep pupa safe from predators. 

BUTTERFLY

All of us must have inspiration from the butterfly’s life cycle.

My friend, every stage of the development of the butterfly teaches us beautiful lessons.

Check this link regarding the lessons an insect can teach us- INSPIRATION

“Patience doesn’t mean making a pact with the devil or denial, ignoring our emotions and aspirations. It means being wholeheartedly engaged in the process that’s unfolding, rather than ripping open a budding flower or demanding a caterpillar to hurry up and get that chrysalis stage over with.” Sharon Salzberg.

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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.

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

Silent Sunday Nov 22,2020

“Love is like butterfly: It goes where it pleases. and it pleases where it goes” unknown

If you notice closely a small part of butterfly’s rt wing is torn.

And does it tell anything about friendship?

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

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Lens Artists Challenge#117: A Photo Walk

This time Amy wants us to explore Photowalk.

When I came out of our building in the morning hours, I noticed a Road Roller parked on the side of the road, looks like relaying of the road going on in adjacent lanes, which usually done in the night time and this particular Roller is given rest in the morning. I remembered a funny quote….

Everybody talks of moving on with life, move with the flow, or live in the present etcetera, but how much they know the intensity of your suffering or sadness? 

“When people around you say move on,get a road roller for rent and move over them…” Hariesh MK

As I was walking in the nearby garden, I noticed a pretty girl.

” A girl should be like a butterfly pretty to see.hard to catch “ unknown

Weather was pleasant and suddenly it started drizzling and I stopped walking instead wished to enjoy a car ride. And I had a surprise!

Are you aware of the famous Indian Speed Breaker? If you are super crazy fast…either you die or the speed breaker dies!

As I continued my walk in the next lane had another surprise. The road was dry and no rain. So I guessed it must be a local phenomenon of drizzle in my area only. I don’t have any other explanation.

Then this gentleman was pushing his cart with scrap and he willingly gave a pose for me but I know that he is the poorest of the poor and started his daily struggle of survival. He sells the scrap to a local merchant for the pittance I learned.He had a sad expression and said that COVID made his life a virtual Hell.

“The more humanity owes the poor man, the more society denies him” Henri Rousseau

I Offered him money to have breakfast, but he politely refused.

As the temperature started rising I thought of winding up my morning walk and a wall writing caught my eye. The quote was by the late Abdul Kalam our past president of the country.

The explanation for FAIL, END, and NO was very encouraging at the end of my photo walk.

“You can’t live a positive life with a negative mind” Unknown

This post is part of Amy’s     LAPC # 117: A Photowalk

Thank you Amy for the inspiration.

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Lens-Artists Challenge #115 – Inspiration

“Just when the Caterpillar thought the world was over,She became a butterfly”! Chuang Tzu

What exactly the Wise Man is trying to convey?

As the caterpillar is reaching the pupa stage, it realizes that it is slowing down and can’t move due to heavy body, thinking that the end is in sight since it is getting surrounded by the envelope gradually and the time has come when its eyes too covered with silk cocoon, and its body undergoing painful transformation and it is sure of impending death.

Suddenly the caterpillar realizes that it’s not dead and with the eruption of energy, it knows that it’s born again as a beautiful creature!

The wise man was drawing analogy with humans.

A butterfly is a symbol of transformation. Read further..

“We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.”  Maya Angelou

Do we ever realize that the butterfly undergoes a painful process of change, isolation, and transformation, as it emerges from the cocoon?

“The caterpillar does all the work, but the butterfly gets all the publicity.”   George Carlin

We all know the stages of the butterfly life cycle

Egg stage-It’s the evolution of life, and the butterfly has to wait for its time for its dreams to become a reality.

Larva stage (caterpillar)-It’s the exciting growth stage, where a lot of eating happens, and caterpillar is popularly known as eating machine and sheds skin 5 times.

Unlike humans overeating, there is a purpose in caterpillar eating a lot, the idea is to have sufficient energy to overcome the painful but dramatic metamorphosis which is going to unfold inside the chrysalis (cocoon)

This is a learning stage of growth. For humans, this stage indicates an urge to learn things, until we reach our potential.

Cocoon stage-This is the transformation stage and the caterpillar doesn’t care about the outside world and just concentrates on the job.

This stage advises us to concentrate on our jobs without deviation.

The Butterfly– Here butterfly learns to fly and is ready to pollinate flowers and help Mother Nature and ready to start for the next generation. It tells us to be helpful to the world.

So what is the inspiration we get from the Butterfly?

  • Like butterfly evolving, we must love, every stage of our life as we pass through.
  • The struggles we are undergoing today is an opportunity given by God, to strengthen ourselves to face the adversities.
  • We love the beauty of the butterfly but fail to realize the painful transformation, it has undergone, the best example is we see the success story of someone but fail to acknowledge the struggle they underwent.
  • Remember this quote-“What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls a butterfly”  Richard Bach
  • Be optimistic. Something good even better going to happen.

Embrace change. Change is the way of life. Don’t grumble.

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

This post is part of Tina’s LAPC – INSPIRATION

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Zero Discrimination day March 1 st

Zero Discrimination day

At the end of the game,the king and the pawn go back in the same box      Italian Proverb.

Remember the above quote forever.

‘Zero Discrimination day’ is celebrated internationally on 1 st March,every year by UN & other international organisations.

Zero Discrimination Day 2020 Theme is “Zero Discrimination against Women and Girls” Source-Unique2brilliance.com

The symbol of Zero Discrimination day is a Butterfly,which is widely recognized as a sign of transformation.

We are all different.There is no such thing as a standard or run-of-the mill human being,but we share the same human spirit.   Stephen Hawking

The Zero Discrimination Day is a UNAIDS campaign of solidarity that stands up to racism, discrimination at work, discrimination at school, and other activities that reduce people’s ability to participate fully and meaningfully in society.

Around the world, this movement has garnered the support of many celebrities and prominent figures who want a world free of stigma and discrimination.  Source-Vercalandario.inf

Is Culture responsible for the discrimination?

Looks like it has to take some share.

Sexual,racial,gender violence and other forms of discrimination and violence in a culture can’t be eliminated  without changing culture  Charlotte Bunch

Zero discrimination day also aims to bring awareness of AIDS & HIV positive people,who are discriminated at every stage including medical help.

“Only people who have been discriminated against can really know how much it hurts. Each person feels the pain in his own way, each has his own scars. So I think I’m as concerned about fairness and justice as anybody. But what disgusts me even more are people who have no imagination. The kind T. S. Elliot calls ‘hollow men’. People who fill up that lack of imagination with heartless bits of straw, not even aware of what they’re doing. Callous people who throw a lot of empty words at you, trying to force you to do what you don’t want to”.       Haruki Murakami

Wishing a   ‘Happy Zero Discrimination Day’  to all my WP friends.

Thank you.

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Zero Discrimination Day 1 March 2019

Zero Discimination day

The butterfly is the symbol of Zero Discrimination Day

1 st March 2019

On 1 st March,people around the world join together to celebrate Zero Discrimination Day.

The UN celebrated Zero Discrimination Day on March 1 st 2014,after UNAIDS,a UN programme on human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and acquired immune deficiency syndrome ( AIDS ) launched its Zero Discrimination Campaign on World Aids Day in December 2013.

Discrimination continues to undermine the efforts to achieve a more just and equitable world and causes pain and suffering for many. discrimination has many forms,from racial or religious discrimination to discrimination based on gender,sexual orientation or age ,and bullying at school or work.

Source  WHO

“Only people who have been discriminated against can really know how much it hurts. Each person feels the pain in his own way, each has his own scars. So I think I’m as concerned about fairness and justice as anybody. But what disgusts me even more are people who have no imagination. The kind T. S. Elliot calls ‘hollow men’. People who fill up that lack of imagination with heartless bits of straw, not even aware of what they’re doing. Callous people who throw a lot of empty words at you, trying to force you to do what you don’t want to”.       Haruki Murakami

The symbol for Zero Discrimation Day is the butterfly.widely used by people to share their stories and photos as a way to end discrimination and work towards positive transformation.

‘wishing a Happy Zero Discrimination Day’ to all my WP friends.

Thank you

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