Toughness doesn’t have to come in a pinstripe suit.
This Swallowtail Butterfly (Papilionidae ), the largest I’ve ever observed, some 12 cm in width, spent an entire month in the backyard desert willows. It’s ability to show up daily with steady flight despite a severely torn and tattered wing a very real inspiration to me of determination, resiliency, toughness, and calm. Anthropomorphism run amok.
Peace and blessings to each and everyone of you. Your stopping by to view these photos very much appreciated. Thank you.