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Kiss Of A Butterfly

by Aimee

Mourning Cloak Butterfly Lands On My Hand

Mourning Cloak Butterfly Lands On My Hand

I was deep in conversation with a coworker while on our way to work. Suddenly a butterfly came from nowhere as butterflies often do.

It gently flew across my lips, touched them and flew off as if nothing had happened.

On the other hand, I was freaked out. I was very little when they the first butterfly landed on me. I was too young, in fact, to know that butterflies are harmless.

They have followed me ever since. And they have made me very nervous since that first landing.

I do think they are very pretty. But I would rather enjoy them from a distance.

If someone could explain this brushing of my lips to me I would be very grateful.

It would be nice to stop running from them!

Thank You


A Note From Sally, owner of

Hi Aimee;

Thank you for your question. It must be very unnerving to wonder why butterflies land on us. And, from what you say, they seem to follow you around.

I've included a few of my own personal pictures here to share some of my own encounters with butterflies.

The most unusual one for me was when I was walking in the park with my family.

This is when the Mourning Cloak Butterfly seemed to hang around in my space for a time. Out of curiosity I held out my hand.

I was very surprised when it landed on my finger. I had just enough time to snap the picture before it continued on it's journey of exploration.

I have never found any real reason why butterflies find us interesting enough to linger with.

I love taking pictures of them, as you may guess.

I hope some of our readers can answer your question. I do know that I have never heard of a butterfly hurting anyone.

One reader wrote of how a butterfly landed on his five year old daughter. She too was very frightened. It sounds like she too may find comfort in your story in the future at least.

Thank you, Aimee, and good luck.


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