Monthly Archives: May 2023

The Butterfly

Busy writing on this rainy day. Found this gem recently. It perfectly describes my lead character in the next book. She is Grace Memengwaa Weber. Memengwaa is the Ojibwe word for butterfly. Grace goes through a metamorphosis to find her freedom. She also hears many wishes…

An American Indian Legend

If anyone desires a wish to come true they must first
capture a butterfly and whisper that wish to it.
As a butterfly can make no sound, the butterfly cannot reveal 
the wish to anyone but the Great Spirit who hears and sees all.
In gratitude for giving the beautiful butterfly freedom, 
the Great Spirit will always grant the wish.
So, according to legend, by making a wish and giving the
butterfly its freedom,
the wish will be taken to the heavens to be granted.