Driving "across town" the other day I saw a strange thing, a butterfly landed on a roadkill. I can't say I have never seen this before but if I have it has never registered the way it did on this day. Lovely spring day, sun shining, trees blooming kind of beautiful day we have here in the south. Beautiful little butterfly and it landed right there on that very nasty, decaying carcass. Too much? sorry....but there is a point.
It caused me to think, and think and think. Why would a butterfly want to land on something way past its expiration. I'm sure there is a reason and if you know, please enlighten me, but for all purpose of common sense I couldn't figure it out. I spent way too much time pondering it I suppose because it stuck in my head.
Eventually this curiosity came full circle into my life experience and made me wonder; Why am I drawn to ugliness? More specifically, what draws me to eat foods that I know for a fact are unhealthy? Chips loaded with artificial ingredients, tons of bad fats, layered with salty fake spices? What draws me to packaged foods with ingredient names I cannot even pronounce? I realize there really is no correlation between that and the butterfly but it just made me think about my own strange habits.
Our beautiful bodies, so offended by chemicals and scientifically altered food stuff is just as obscene, just as bizarre, just as strange to think about. (And no, I'm not promoting vegan - although I think it is a perfect match for some folks)
If we eat from the beauty of nature, the robust colors of the garden, the lettuces, the fruits, the flowers how much more in tune we are with nature and how much more simple is our body's make up?
I'm going to ponder this for awhile. It is a strange thing to see something in nature that seems unnatural. Most of nature makes sense to me. I grew up there, I live there, I get it. This does not make sense, not for the butterfly or for me.
I'm trying to eat only beautiful things today and drink cool, clear water. Awww...that's better. Better than landing on roadkill.
That's all ~ Thanks y'all