“Why butterflies?” she asked David out of the blue.
He took a moment to swallow and replied. “Did you ever watch a butterfly?” he asked rhetorically. His eyes were unfocused, as if he were watching one right now. “Despite their frail bodies, erratic flight, and short life spans, they manage to get where they are going. They survive and even thrive in a variety of climates. Did you know some even cross great distances in migration like birds?” Miss Lily nodded. “They are determined, beautiful survivors,” David finished, “that is why.” “And…” Miss Lily prompted, suspecting there was more. (Quote from one of my as yet unpublished fictional books)
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