Butterflies, according to Chinese symbolism, represent young love, especiallly lasting love. Legend has it that a poor young man and a rich man’s daughter were deeply in love. But being a poor scholar, the young man was rejected by the young woman’s father, who separated the couple and forbade them from seeing each other. Heartbroken, the lovers died, only to reunite in lasting life, reincarnated as butterflies. In the spirit of Valentine’s Day greetings, may you, too, enjoy the butterfly’s gift of lasting love and joy!
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Credits: Chinese symbols: Whats-your-sign.com
Butterfly photo: Mary O’Connor © 2014