Dear Essassani friends,
I dedicate this picture of a Monarch butterfly to you. These beautiful butterflies are dear to my heart just like you are. Monarch butterflies are one of the many wonders of nature that can be found in the country I live in, the USA, and I love to observe them and photograph them in my backyard.
Just like caterpillars transform into butterflies, I have transformed myself in these past three years, and the wisdom that you have been sharing with us has been wonderful guidance through this metamorphosis. I have felt like a child holding the gentle and steady hand of an older brother. Though I have yet to meet you in person, my heart has recognized you from the very beginning. I know that we are family. Listening to your teachings, or even simply thinking of you, fills me with love. Through your reflection I am remembering self-love and my nature as unconditional love.
Thank you for the wisdom, the fun and the laughter. I know that in a way, we are already playing together. I am looking forward to the day when you will be there, so we can watch the hungry caterpillars and butterfly births together.
Much love to you, my Essassani friends!