3. Talisman: anything whose presence exercises a remarkable or powerful influence on human feelings or actions.
The monarchs arrive, for a day or two every summer, then they are gone. They conglomerate around my purple butterfly bush, all oranges and blacks, and I feel lucky. I take my children outside and they laugh and chase the butterflies and I feel lucky again.
Mixed media collage on 3/4" select pine
9" x 7.5" x .75"
Original on ebay later tonight.