watercolor of butterfly and quote by Zhuangzi, chinese philosopher, china

Fluttering Reality

Quote by Zhuangzi, Watercolors by Frits Ahlefeldt, Hiking.org

昔者庄周梦为蝴蝶,栩栩然蝴蝶也,自喻适志与,不知周也。俄然觉,则戚戚然周也。不知周之梦为蝴蝶与,蝴蝶之梦为周与?周与蝴蝶则必有分矣。此之谓物化

Once, Zhuang Zhou dreamed he was a butterfly, a butterfly flitting and fluttering about, happy with himself and doing as he pleased. He didn’t know that he was Zhuang Zhou.

     Suddenly he woke up and there he was, solid and unmistakable Zhuang Zhou. But he didn’t know if he was Zhuang Zhou who had dreamt he was a butterfly, or a butterfly dreaming that he was Zhuang Zhou”

Study of butterflies in watercolors:

Watercolor of butterfly by Frits Ahlefeldt

sky butterfly watercolor Sketch

Watercolor of butterfly by Frits Ahlefeldt

sky butterfly watercolor Sketch

Watercolor of butterfly by Frits Ahlefeldt

sky butterfly watercolor Sketch

Watercolor of butterfly by Frits Ahlefeldt

sky butterfly watercolor Sketch

Watercolor of butterfly by Frits Ahlefeldt

sky butterfly watercolor Sketch

Watercolor of butterfly by Frits Ahlefeldt

Wood butterfly watercolor Sketch

Watercolor of butterfly by Frits Ahlefeldt

White butterfly watercolor Sketch

Watercolor of butterfly by Frits Ahlefeldt

Brown butterfly watercolor Sketch

Watercolor of butterfly by Frits Ahlefeldt

Butterfly watercolor Sketch

Watercolor of butterfly by Frits Ahlefeldt

Brown butterfly watercolor Sketch

Watercolor of butterfly by Frits Ahlefeldt

yellow butterfly watercolor Sketch

Watercolor of butterfly by Frits Ahlefeldt

Dreamed I was a butterfly sketch

 

About Frits Ahlefeldt

Researching, writing & sketching up thoughts and ideas for a sustainable future, trails, places and technology on http://fritsAhlefeldt.com

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