The Myth About The Butterfly

A long time ago, there was a woman who had a beautiful daughter. She dearly loved this daughter that she was willing to do anything for her. She Worked very hard day and night to be able to give her every good things in life. All her daughter's capricious wants and desires were granted. The mother never even once let her work, even in household chores. The mother reasoned that her daughter's delicate skin should not be marred in any way. She might one day end up being a good stage performer, the mother thought.

So all that the daughter wanted was to have fun. She was trained to do nothing except go shopping in markets or town boutiques, attend dance parties, go outing with friends, flirt with the boys, or see plays.

One day, the mother got sick because of the hard work she did day and night. She was barely able to move due to the gravity of the ailment. And she found herself alone in her house. Her daughter was always out with friends. When she was home she never lifted a finger to help her mother. She didn't even show concern for her mother's plight. Worse, she literally despised her mother for not being able to work and support her needs and desires anymore.

So one day, her daughter decided to leave home. She was fed up with a jobless mother that always needed help. The myth says she decided that she would stay with her rich friends or be adopted by a rich couple or perhaps just marry a rich man. So she packed her things and was ready to go.

But then, a kind hearted fairy, who had been witnessing everything, blocked the daughter's way by turning her into a butterfly with a sleight of her wand. Sure enough the daughter turned into a colorful butterfly. When the mother looked for her daughter, she saw a butterfly fluttering among the flowers, just like her daughter who wanted nothing but fun and riches.