Sparks - Aphrodite Fritillary


Once again I have chosen one of Dad Tom’s photos for my Spark. This is an Aphrodite Fritillary.

The Aphrodite Fritillary lives for about a year, which is a fairly long lifespan for a butterfly. A year to a human with an average lifespan, however, doesn’t amount to much when you consider humans sleep for one-third of their lives. But a year sprawled on the couch binge watching some television program is a year wasted. Remember the butterfly when you think that today doesn’t matter. It could be your last, and you really don’t want to waste it!

This week’s author, Rabindranath Tagore was a writer, song composer, playwright, essayist and painter and the recipient of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1913. Tagore was born in 1861 in Calcutta, British India. He died in in 1941 at the age of 80.

Sparks began as a blog hop, created by our friend, Annie (McGuffy’s Reader). Annie currently is taking a well-deserved “break” from blogging, so there is no hop. However, many of us are continuing to post a Spark on Monday, as we totally agree with Annie’s vision: “I believe we are meant to be lights in this world. If we allow our light to shine, we can see where we are going. It is then that we can begin to truly see each other clearly. Together, we can light up the entire world!”

Please do have a great day no matter how you decide to spend it.