Monday, April 25, 2011

Radioactive Playlist 10

BUTTERFLY - India Arie

India Arie is such a gifted artist. Her songs are so fitting for different phases of what I go through in my life. Today, Easter Monday I end my isolation. The butterfly is symbolic in so many ways. The first one is obvious with the naming of this website Blue Butterfly (blue is my favourite colour). Secondly, the thyroid gland is shaped like a butterfly. I began to journal about my journey while I was in the hospital for my total thyroidectomy (removal of my thyroid). Next, this healing time, especially during the isolation when I was "cocooned" in my home and away from other people, I can emerge today like a butterfly must do from its chrysalis (cocoon). While in the cocoon, the butterfly goes through changes and transformation, like the breaking down (surgery, radiation) and healing that I am going through. Lastly, the isolation period took place over Easter weekend. For Christians, on Easter Sunday it is celebrated that Christ emerged from the tomb after being dead. He reappears to his apostles transformed and is assumed (taken up) into heaven. Easter is often symbolized by chicks emerging from eggs, animals being born in the springtime, and also butterflies exiting their cocoons. All signs of new life!

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