I have always been a butterfly girl.
I had not one but two butterfly-themed bedrooms. The first, in the 1970s, was orange and yellow and white. The second, in the 1980s, was blue and mauve and lavender. I’ve owned butterfly jewelry from James Avery and other designers. And somewhere along the way, perhaps in Sunday school or even directly from my mom, I came to love the whole butterfly-as-Christian-metaphor thing, for death and resurrection.
Get ready to revise your theology. (Don’t worry! It’s better than you imagined.)
If you have 15 minutes to spare, listen to this segment from the “RadioLab” podcast, the episode called “Black Box.” The butterfly stuff is in the last segment called “Goo and You.”