Sachem skipper butterflies are so unique in my mind. Their large eyes and distinctive antennae along with their colorful wings make them one of my favorite insects.
I've encountered many unique beings while wandering…animals, plants, stones, and even humans. Just a few days ago, I met a very interesting young boy.
I was meandering along a forested path that circled a lake when I heard peels of young laughter. An eight-year-old boy and his mother appeared.
The three of us stopped and chatted about the beautiful day and lovely setting. The boy enthusiastically shared that he had spotted a pileated woodpecker and several noisy squirrels. He was obviously very comfortable in nature. We had a delightful conversation.
As the boy and his mother continued their walk, the boy began chanting…and not in any language I’ve ever heard. I called out to him to ask what he was singing. He looked back at me and shared that it was a chant to make sure I had a good life.
He didn’t know where he had learned the chant or what the words meant. His mother grinned and shrugged her shoulders as if to say she never knew what to expect from her son.
Such a wonderfully interesting child. I smiled, so very grateful for all the unique beings I’ve met while wandering…
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