Delicate and Tiny — Fragile and Broken — Yet– Undeterred

The voice of conscience is so delicate that it is easy to stifle it; but it is also so clear that it is impossible to mistake it.
Madame de Stael

(cabbage white butterfly / Georgia / Julie Cook / 2014)


(cabbage white butterfly basking on the basil / Georgia / Julie Cook / 2014)

(cabbage white butterfly / Georgia / Julie Cook / 2014)

(cabbage white butterfly / Georgia / Julie Cook / 2014)

(cabbage white butterfly / Georgia / Julie Cook / 2014)

Despite its delicate nature,
the smallness of its size,
its obvious fragility,
and the brokeness of a wing. . .
This most gentle of creatures continued, undeterred,
traveling from leaf to flower–
from flower to grass–
doing what it knows best to do. . .
which is simply to

May you continue to fly despite your
delicate state,
your seemingly insignificant life’s stature,
your fragile state of being,
your brokeness of body. . .
Remain undeterred as you continue doing what
only you know best to do—
which is simply to
Blessed are the hearts that can bend; they shall never be broken.
Albert Camus

6 comments on “Delicate and Tiny — Fragile and Broken — Yet– Undeterred

  1. Beautiful post … thank you.

  2. Very beautiful and so true Julie! I love your pictures, especially the last one! What kind of camera and lenses do you have? Big hugs!!

    • Thanks Michael–the camera is not my friend–it’s a point and shoot Nikon Coolpix—Gregory gave it to me about a year and half ago–I had had my eye on a little sony with the interchanging lens–we have a love hate relationship that camera and I—-I really want to be able to take zoom shots—and i can’t ever get the camera to zoom in as I’d like—or to focus before the moment passes…but I do appreciate you thinking the shots look ok—
      Maybe Santa will bring me a new camera–or a lap top as I fear this one is growing very weary 🙂
      Hugs Michael–Julie

  3. Wow! And wow again! Gorgeous photos and such a lovely tribute to the little “broken” guy. And I loved the quote by Camus! What a treat this post was, my friend. Love and hugs, N 🙂

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