Thursday, January 19, 2012
A Year of Enchanted Discovery - A Birthday!
The Sage Butterfly is one year old today. I have learned much in this year through trial and error, through experimentation, and through other bloggers. It has been an interesting and fulfilling experience to express my affection for nature by writing about my garden, animals I encounter, and other discoveries or reflections.
I like having my garden documented through the blog and having a way to express even the smallest observations.
When I decided to write a blog last year, my intention was to share all the knowledge I had about environmental concerns, ideas, and acts--to inform and inspire. However, I soon realized that blogging is not like article writing where the goal is to, at least, inform. Blogging is more than that. Blogging is an evolution, a discovery, a shared experience. It can be informative, inspirational, confessional, reflective, creative, and demonstrative. And there are no rules. One's blog can be anything and everything one desires. So, I began fluttering my wings and expanding that initial intention to allow The Sage Butterfly to become whatever it wanted to become. I cannot really say what that is because this blog is still evolving, and I really do not want it to fit narrow definition. Nature, however, will always remain a theme.
The name, The Sage Butterfly, reflects the wisdom and beauty of nature. A butterfly is the chosen symbol but is only one way to represent these attributes. The beauty of a butterfly is contained in its color, its shape, and its very delicate and gentle qualities. Nature, in all her living things and beings, saunters through the seasons with the same beauty and delicacy, never wavering from the intended objective of progressing through the cycles and producing for the planet. The knowledge and wisdom of all nature is boundless and beyond measure. If I, as a mere writer and lover of nature, can reflect only a fraction of the vast grace, elegance, and sagacity of this Great Mother, Earth, then I welcome the gift of doing so.
I look forward to another year of blogging, exploring, and learning. Here is to nature and all the acumen of simplicity in its wake. I am honored to be here observing the gentle and quiet daily movements of the natural world.
And here's to another year of creative discovery and expression. Thank you all for your support!
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