Nature can be defined many ways but for a lot of us it is simply the cycle of life. The tension we have as human beings is to advocate the balance the of that-was-before us and the products we have created. Products, man-made objects, have a cycle of consumption not a true cycle of life. We need to respect the differences and seek to find the balance to both as nature leads the way. Here is Butterfly, my golden-eyed stray, who gave birth to three kittens and today as my companion in the journey to finding balance in this cycle of life and death, truth and illusion. From Queen to companion:Butterfly.