A few days ago, I was in my garden, talking to my roses and my other plants.
Yes I do actually talk to them.
No, I'm not crazy...lol...
I enjoy the gifts they so unconditionally offer to me and I just naturally return the favor!
I tell them how beautiful they look as they're blooming and how lovely they smell.
I encourage them to grow nice and strong and compliment new growth.
I marvel with childlike delight as I bear witness to my garden.
As I walked toward the blackberry plant, I noticed this beautiful, Monarch butterfly resting on the leaf.
She (I assume its a girl) had her wings closed and for a minute I thought she was dead.
I slowly leaned in and whispered on her wings but she didn't react.
So I mustered up the courage to gently brush my index finger against her wings and to my surprise, she opened up her wings and showed her beautiful spots.
The following video is only 34 seconds long but it captures my moments with a butterfly!
Love and Light,
From one sufi to another