Rite of Passage


York, United Kingdom

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A caterpillar of the Large White Butterfly at the beginning of pupation. Soon he will slough off his skin, the soft green pupal form will be revealed and over several days, the characteristic markings will emerge as the chrysalis hardens. One day, the colours will change, the case will split open and the crumpled imago will crawl out. Gradually, the wings will unfold, blood will pump through and then the magic of the first flight……..
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This sky where we live
Is no place to lose your wings.
So love, love, love.
Hafiz حافظ

Human beings are members of a whole,
In creation of one essence and soul.
If one member is afflicted with pain,
Other members uneasy will remain.
If you have no sympathy for human pain,
The name of human you cannot retain.

“Of one Essence is the human race,
thus has Creation put the base;
One Limb impacted is sufficient
For all Others to feel the Mace ”
—Saadi (1184–1283)

“There is only one sacred manuscript, the sacred manuscript of Nature, which alone can enlighten the reader.” Hazrat Inayat Khan

All profits from my sales will be donated to Butterfly Conservation.

My Images Do Not Belong To The Public Domain. All images and writing are copyright © jesika 2011. All Rights Reserved. Copying, altering, displaying or redistribution of any of these images without written permission from the artist is strictly prohibited.

Artwork Comments

  • Heloisa Castro
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