Butterfly Wishes

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Butterfly Wishes

 

She stood gazing through the kitchen window, her tiny hands pressed against the panes.

 “What are you looking at Daisy?” asked her mother.

 “All the butterflies,” replied Daisy.

 Her mother joined her at the window.

 “Such a lot of butterflies,” observed her mother.

 “Yes I know,” said Daisy. “And they are so pretty. I would like to be a butterfly.”

 Her mother smiled, looking at her daughter. “You are just as pretty as the butterflies,” she said.

 Daisy looked at her mother, returning the smile. “But to have wings and flutter about in the sunshine would be nice.”

 “Yes I suppose it would,” agreed her mother. “But of course you would not be around for long.”

 “What do you mean,” asked Daisy.

 “Well, butterflies only live for one day Daisy.”

 The joy seemed to leave Daisy’s pretty face on hearing this and as she continued looking at all the beautiful butterflies, she said. “That is rather a shame I think.”

 “But where would the fairies get their wishes from if the butterflies were not to release them,” said her mother.

 “What do you mean?” asked Daisy, looking a little puzzled.

 “Well Daisy,” explained her mother. “The butterflies carry wishes under their wings and when they die, the wishes are released. The fairies then come along and gather up the wishes under their own wings. Then, when a child, who is deserving, makes a wish, a fairy releases a butterfly wish from under her wing, which falls onto the child and the wish comes true.”

 Daisy stared even harder at the butterflies, trying to see the wishes under their wings. “Tomorrow they will all be gone, but will have given their wishes to the fairies,” she said, as if to herself.

 “That is right Daisy,” said her mother. “Everything has its purpose. The butterflies to give wishes to the fairies. The fairies to make children’s wishes come true and children to bring joy to those who love them.”

 “Do I bring joy to you mummy?” asked Daisy.

 “Of course you do Daisy, more joy than all the butterfly wishes in the World could give,” replied her mother, giving her daughter a kiss on her soft cheek.

 After a moment of thought, Daisy looked to her mother and said. “If a fairy comes to me with a butterfly wish, I shall tell her to give it to you for being the best mummy in the World.”

 With a smile at each other, they both looked, once again, through the kitchen window and watched all the butterflies, who carried wishes under their wings.

 

The End.

 


Submitted: November 09, 2020

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