We filled an order for a 22 year-old’s funeral, and we received this poem from the funeral…
“A butterfly lights beside us like a sunbeam.
And for a brief moment its glory and beauty
belong to our world.
But then it flies on again,
and though we wish it could have stayed,
we feel so lucky to have seen it.”
On the back of the paper it says:
“Today we celebrate life with the release of butterflies.
The animals you have been given will emerge from their envelopes and alight on your hand for a moment before flying off.
Butterflies, a symbol of life, and freedom, were always special to (name).
When instructed, please open the envelope and allow the butterfly to emerge on its own.
It may take a few moments for the beautiful creature to adjust to the light and temperature before it flies off.
These animals are natives, will thrive and insure the continuation of their species, keeping memory alive.”