Hope is a butterfly

Illustration on the fragile nature of hope and hiking

Hope as a fragile butterfly landing on a hiker’s knee for a second

Text and drawing by Frits Ahlefeldt, Hiking.org

I am sketching up hope at the moment, hope and hiking. Hope is a strange thing, one minute you feel it, the next it can be gone. Hope is related to plans, to fear, to love, to paths, ambitions, competence, storytelling, innovation… and to hiking. Most hikers starting out do it in hope, but then suddenly it can leave you in the middle of nowhere, and when you least expect it, it can return and land on your knee…

illustration of hiker sitting while a butterfly lands on her knee. hope is a butterfly text. art by Frits Ahlefeldt
Hope landing


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