Dreamt I was a butterfly

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