There are moments when the beauty of the world takes your breath away. Like, for instance, when a Red-spotted Purple (Limenitis arthemis) spreads its wings in a patch of sunlight, opening and closing them in quick succession — as if were silently clapping — and flashing this incredible blue iridescence. And then you remember why you are living.
Come on, butterfly —
it’s late and we’ve leagues to go
with each other still.
(my synthesis of several translations)