Death of a Butterfly

January 25, 2010

In Thattekkad, I was walking along (trailing well behind the others as usual)…when I saw this butterfly (Karthik tells me it is a LARGE YEOMAN) flitting past, and then …a dramatic sudden death befell it.

The butterfly just flew into a web that I could not see, except for this single strand;it fluttered helplessly for a few seconds…and though I could not see that any spider had approached it or bitten it…it just went still, and hung there, suspended by that single strand.

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I can’t understand how the butterfly died without the spider biting it…can someone inform me about this?

On a philosophical note…I do hope this is the way I die…quick…without illness, without more than the least amount of suffering possible…