New Wings

Posted on November 9th, 2012 in Stories

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“Go west young man, go west.”

“To the hills and ocean beyond,” I finished, smiling.  ”I thought it was time for you to move on.”

Not yet.”  Wings brushed my cheek.  ”There’s still some sunshine left to be soaked in.”

“Where do you go when it gets cold?” I turned, the orange wings tipped with red from the brush of the sunset.

Here and there.  Everywhere.”  The annotate twitched mischievously.  ”Where do you go?”

“Wherever I can find sunshine.”  I closed my eyes, soaking up the last rays of the day.

Then we shall be neighbors.”

“Did you hear the news?”  I stared at the inside of my eyelids, the news unable to contain my lips from curving into a smile.

Exciting, is it not?”

Terrifying.”

“If you’re not scared, you’re not creating.”  Tiny feet prodded my skin.  ”It’s only when you take a leap of faith that you move at all.”

“You know I hate change.”  I scowled, the sunset gone.

Change is change and is always changing.  One change may be good while one may be bad, but things will change regardless.”  The wings opened and folded.  “You can change and adapt or stay stuck and the world will change around you.  Either way, it’s still change.”

Before I could comment, the butterfly’s wings kissed my cheek.  ”Speaking of change, it’s time.”

I bit my lip.  ”So soon?”

From fall comes winter,”  the butterfly reminded me.  “I must go where the sun goes.”

As he floated west towards the last orange ribbons woven near the edge of starry blanket, I whispered, “I’ll be there soon.”

He never said a word, but I could hear his smile.

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19 Responses to “New Wings”

  1. Barbara Says:

    Yes, change can be scary, but inevitable. Hopefully, it will result in growth.

  2. Cafe Fashionista Says:

    So beautiful. :)

  3. Sue Says:

    I would like to go where the sun is too :)

  4. The Dose of Reality Says:

    “I could hear his smile!” I love that!! Happy weekend!

  5. Lana Says:

    Always love the butterfly.

  6. Scraps Says:

    That butterfly–always leaving us hanging ;-)

  7. JDaniel4's Mom Says:

    Change is not my favorite thing either. I love this post.

  8. Pam Says:

    Love it!

  9. Sophie Says:

    I loved reading this & smiled!

  10. FASHION TALES Says:

    We grow from change. Beautiful story! xx

  11. Marjie Says:

    It’s always sad when butterflies leave, because it’s getting too cold.

  12. Natasha Says:

    Lovely story with an even lovelier meaning. I adore this.

  13. Josie Says:

    This is SO sweet.
    xo Josie

  14. Betty Manousos Says:

    this is a lovely story.
    i too need to go where the sun goes..

    happy weekend sweet friend~
    xx

  15. Joanne Says:

    This is such a beautifully peaceful story. :)

  16. Hotly Spiced Says:

    I love butterflies! And I’m looking forward to Tuesday’s announcement xx

  17. Angela Dean Says:

    Change can definitely be scary, and we are both going through a lot of change right now. But we shall prevail! :-)

    I tagged you in a post. It’s a writers’ promo – hope you’re interested in continuing the tag. Check out my blog for details of the tag. Thanks!

  18. Audrey Allure Says:

    So lovely!

  19. Reeni Says:

    I can’t wait!!

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