Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Resilience with an Attitude

Over the past few days, I have discovered two butterflies, well, OK, technically one butterfly and one moth, that have displayed the signs of the dark side of nature. 

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
Elkridge, MD
August 1, 2020
First was an Eastern Tiger Swallowtail I found flying around the yard on Saturday. 

If you look closely at the trailing part of the right wing--it is missing. This butterfly had been in some altercation and survived. Somehow. The butterfly demonstrated resilience in the face of adversity and continued to dance around the yard enjoying the wind and freedom. 

Common Gray Moth
Elkridge, MD
August 3, 2020
Then I discovered this probable common gray moth relaxing on the garage door on Monday morning. This moth definitely had seen better days, but like the butterfly it was still living and preparing to live. Its entire lower left wing is missing. I do not know what it tangled up with, but the moth lived to fly again.  

Resilience, that is what life is about. No matter what gets tossed at us, we need to find a way to cope and thrive. Despite coronavirus, the bad news, and the uneven/ineffective leadership from D.C., we each need to have resilience with an attitude!

The sun is coming up today. Are you ready to greet it?

-- Bob Doan, Elkridge, MD

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