The butterfly has the power to not only to transform its own form, but also to change the world around it. This excerpt from Women Who Run With The Wolves by Clarissa Pinkola Estes, illustrates a traditional Mexican dance of the Butterfly Maiden:
To the visitors, a butterfly is a delicate thing. “O fragile beauty,” they dream. So they are necessarily shaken when out hops Maria Lujan. And she is big, really big, like the Venus of Willendorf, like the Mother of Days, like Diego Rivera’s heroic-size woman who built Mexico City with a single curl of her wrist. [...]
This is just a glimpse of an incredible chapter. Read the entire passage here...
WINGS Publication reflects on the human experience through language. It is the literary expression of our performance group "The Butterfly Ship". Here you will find articles by members of our crew and guest writers, on themes which contribute to the 'building' of the vessel with which we will sail to the sun....