Somehow I lost 5 days although I have posted everyday and pride my self on not missing a single day of my 365 day photo challenge.
I don’t really have the time or energy to go back and find where I made the error so according to the internet- it is the 77th day of the year- I thought it was a good time to correct the date on my posts.
I didn’t expect to have so many shots of nature in my challenges - I love to be in nature but I don’t necessarily enjoy taking photos of it. Due to my current situation it seems it will be a reoccurring theme which is fine- it is making me slow down, think, compose and most importantly get out of the house.
I saw this moth floating down the Rouge River on my daily walk.
My mother talks about coming back to earth as a butterfly and when we see butterflies we will know it is her. The moth being a close relative of the butterfly I thought this might be a sign not only an interesting photo.
After looking up the symbolism of a moth and understanding more about relationship with nocturnal creatures I know this sign is being sent to help provide me with more understanding of this journey we are on. I sleep next to my mother now and rarely get more than an hour of sleep because I am so anxious what might happen in the night.
“We gather these symbolic attributes because night creatures conduct their life-sustaining activities in complete darkness.
As humans, we may translate this as symbolic of living our lives by intuitive feeling rather than physical sensory perception.
Philosophically speaking, night creatures do not tumble in the dark, and neither do humans. We use our dreams, our awareness, and our deeper, inner knowing to navigate through the darkest hours of our lives.
Faith is another tool we use to move through shadowy times of uncertainty, and the moth also shares this aspect. The moth never questions provision. She has complete faith that all of her needs will be meet each night.”
I will try and remember this tonight as we settle down to sleep. My mother has the faith to met her needs in the night.
Green- well it is just there- I don’t know if I would have seen this image if I wasn’t looking for green.
“Animal Symbolism: Meaning of the Moth." Animal Symbolism of the Moth. N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Mar. 2013.