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Welcome to my photo journal blog! Here are my first drafts of poetry & prose inspired by my nature photos fresh and #NewThisDay

#NewThisDay Writing From My Photo Stream

Butterfly, Grande Terre Guadaloupe

Butterfly, Grande Terre Guadaloupe

For many days, I've tried and failed to capture a picture of a butterfly, in one moment of stillness, on my daily walk near the sea.

This morning, walking with a special someone, we talked about pregnancies, miscarriages, abortions, giving birth. I shared about my five pregnancies, my three grown, whole, healthy, happy children.

There are many mysterious ways the spirit of new life is manifested in the world.

My oldest child, my son, is almost thirty years old. He was conceived only weeks after a miscarriage, and would not be here today if that previous pregnancy hadn't failed. 

As I shared this story, my butterfly appeared.

Metamorphosis ~ a change of the form or nature of a thing or person into a completely different one

All photos and text copyright Kelly DuMar 2017