Rachel Carson's Letter to a Dear Friend

Rachel Carson wrote this letter to a friend after spending the day watching the monarch butterflies migration to the south.

But it occurred to me this afternoon, remembering, that it had been a happy spectacle, that we had felt no sadness when we spoke of the fact that there would be no return. And rightly—for when any living thing has come to the end of its life cycle we accept that end as natural.

Source: http://www.lettersofnote.com/2014/04/dear-...