April 3rd, 2002


Lepidoptera Firma

I went to The American Museum of Natural History, where they are currently featuring The Butterfly Conservatory.

I adore butterflies for many reasons: they're an apt metaphor for spiritual growth, they connect me to certain people, they're an utterly beautiful miracle of life, and, well, they flutter.

Basically, the exhibit consisted of a hallway full of butterfly info and mounted butterflies that led into a temperature- and humidity-controlled room1 filled with live tropical butterflies and moths. Absolutely unreal.

The live butterfly cam doesn't do it justice.

So I shall attempt to.

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