Contemplating the Butterfly


Japan holds an annual Buddhist ceremony Obon that
welcomes back the spirits of the dead.  The butterfly: a
reawakened spirit.

Yesterday, the world commemorated the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on the United States, but Sunday had another significance for Japan. It marked six months since the massive earthquake and tsunami on March 11, a date now seared in the country’s national consciousness. At 2:46 that afternoon…

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You should watch The Butterfly Circus. Everyone should. It is being made into a full-length film. Heartland Film Festival 2010 Best Short Film. Tens of thousands have viewed this beautiful and thoughtful film.