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Re: Has anyone ever had a butterfly land on them?

 

I was picnicking with some friends several years ago way up in the mountains when a butterfly landed on Rob's hand.  He sat frozen until it flew away.  He looked up with tears in his eyes.  I said Rob?  He told me that his daughter had died 14 years ago on that date.

 

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Monarch butterflies don't have an easy time surviving.

 

 

 

https://www.learner.org/jnorth/tm/monarch/sl/2/index.html

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Yes--several of them did. Went to the butterfly museum in Scottsdale, AZ into a butterfly room where there were hundreds of them doing their butterfly thing. Could be a little creepy but it was pretty cool. Lots of natural habitat for them and even birds in there, but they don't eat the butterflies.

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Good Friday 2016 was just a couple of days after my DIL had a miscarriage, her second. We were together for the first time that day talking and crying together while watching my Granddaughter play outside.  My DIL said look there is a butterfly on your toe, we both watched for awhile until it flew away.  I remember thinking it was my grandchildren or my Mom giving me a soft kiss to ease my pain.  It helped with the tears that had been coming down just moments before and a few months later when another miscarriage occurred.  I still think of that butterfly even before this thread.

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Why are butterflies in a sanctuary more friendly than those found in nature? 

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A deeply loved relative died during the first week of April 2014.

She had suffered through a cold, snowy winter, and the day of her death and the day of her funeral were more like winter than spring.

On the Sunday following the funeral, DH and I went out to take a quick ride to nowhere, trying to get a little fresh air and distance from the sorrow.

As we got into the car, a Snow White butterfly came out of nowhere, flew around my front door, and vanished. We both saw it.

It WAS a butterfly, and the weather WAS too cold for a butterfly to be out, and I never saw another in that spring until May.

I believe my loved one was saying "Goodbye" and moving forward into her new life.

I'm not especially fanciful about such things, but I can't deny what I experience in such situations.

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@Kachina624 wrote:

Why are butterflies in a sanctuary more friendly than those found in nature? 
Could be because they are around more people.


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No not a butterfly but a hummingbird on my finger while swimming, it was AWESOME!