I’ve been reading and savoring the best seller, “Flight Behavior” by Barbara Kingsolver, a story of the flight of Monarch butterflies gone astray and how one small community and family have been changed by them and their plight. I’ve always loved butterflies, they being one of the very few bugs I don’t scream at and run from, and I have felt blessed whenever one has lit on my shoulder, my hair or my cheeks. After all, who doesn’t love butterfly kisses?
Now we have a unique opportunity to see a book come alive, so to speak, thanks to the Fort Worth Science Museum. Starting this week and ending 2-10-2013, the Omni Theater is showing a film, Flight of the Butterflies. According to the Museum’s website, “...Flight of the Butterflies is actually two stories, intertwined. It’s about the astounding Monarch butterfly migration, the longest known insect migration on earth, and the determined scientist who spent 40 years trying to discover exactly where the butterflies mysteriously went when they flew south for winter.”
Barbara Kingsolver’s novel is about what happens when the butterflies don’t go to central Mexico for the winter as they have in the past and instead end up in Feathertown, a small town in the Appalachians, when the winter snows and cold temperatures can threaten their future existence.
“Flight Behavior” is a must-read for those who have concerns about our changing environment and love butterfly kisses. I’m sure the film will be the same.
Happy reading from your Library Blog Mistress!