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Gifts in the garden

The Monarchs are here!
Nestled in.

Is it possible to become friends with a butterfly?

It is if you first become a part of nature.  You suppress your presence as a human being, stay very still, and convince yourself that you are a tree or grass or a flower.  It takes time, but once the butterfly lets its guard down, you can become friends quite naturally.

~ Haruiki Murakami, 1Q84

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