Saturday, April 2, 2022

Filling the Well/Passages: Hans Christian Andersen (1805-1875)

Anhlewing butterfly photographed in Denmark in October 2008. (Public Domain)

(April 2, 1805 – August 4, 1875)
“But to live is not enough,” declared the butterfly. 
“One must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.”

From The Butterfly,
first published in 1861.


  1. HCA and butterflies are the perfect combo to give your NPM project 'wings', Michelle! You make my heart flutter! <3

  2. This makes me anxious for sun and flowers and butterflies to come back to the garden!

  3. I read somewhere that in ancient times butterflies were believed to be the messengers of the gods, while moths were believed to be witches.

  4. Beautiful photo and quote. Thanks!