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Blue Butterflies: Flash Fiction - A Humble Offering to Chris Mills!

Updated on April 29, 2019
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Sean is a teacher who is writing about his spiritual adventures to help other people find balance and self-respect.

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There is a whole world hidden behind the one we see.

— Sean Dragon

About Chris Mills (cam8510)

What can I say about Chris? I am not objective because I am a big fan of his talent! I only can tell what my Heart feels for him. I loved this guy from the first stories I read and the first messages we shared. He is one of these people you love for no particular reason, just because you feel their higher quality. I have a word in my mind that describes him. Authentic! He is a golden-hearted man who is always willing to offer help without asking any reward. I will never forget that he has spent some of his precious time to help me improve my writing skills and my "problematic" English.

This story is a humble "thank you" to his noble Soul that I admire. I wish to be worthy! Chris, I love you, my friend! Thank you for being you!

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The Story

He was lying on the soft grass of a lovely and bright meadow. His head was on her legs as she was sitting on the ground and was leaning back on the trunk of a tall and imposing tree with dense foliage and flowers that produced a heavenly scent. He was staring at her beautiful face, trying to capture every detail of it as if it was the last time he could see it. She was caressing his hair with tenderness and was looking at his face with the same expression of love. She leaned, kissed him on the forehead and said:

-"It's time! You have to leave, my love."

-"I want to stay with you, forever here, as we are now. I do not want to leave!", he replied.

-"I know, my love, neither I want it, but we still have a lot to do before we can be together forever. It's not this place our purpose, do not forget it. This place is just our temporary meeting point."

-"What is our purpose if not to be together? There is no true happiness for me away from you, and you know it."

-"Our purpose is to grow in love so much so that overcome restrictions like those we have now. Then we will be forever together because we will have become One in the vastness of Love."

-"And how can I grow in love when I am away from you? Why did you have to leave? Why did I have to lose you so early? It was so unfair! I needed you. And I know, you will say that I am selfish, but our children also needed you. For them, it was even more unfair!"

-"I do not know yet if it was unfair, but it was definitely tough and difficult for all of us. Please, think how much I wanted to be next to our children and see them becoming beautiful and happy people like you help them to be now. I do not know why that had had to happen. I do not know why we had to separate so early. I really don't know. But I know one thing for sure. I will not let the pain and the bitterness to drive us further apart. I know that by allowing Love to grow within us, we will find all the answers. When we manage to overcome the pain and the individual needs and experience unity through Love, then all the questions will be answered. This is our purpose. Let us become pure channels of Light and Love of the One, in every world we exist. If we do so, I know –I have seen it happen to others here– then we will always be together. Really together! More than we were before. Please believe me, my darling, and don't grieve."

She leaned and kissed him sweetly on the lips. For a moment he was lost in her aroma and taste and felt the Light to fill every piece of his body with bliss. He stood up, sat next to her and put his arms around her, whispering in her ear:

"Tell me what I have to do! I will do it; whatever it needs. I'll do it as soon as possible..."

She interrupted him by putting her hand in his mouth.

"You don't have to hurry anything, you can't hurry Love anyway. Time doesn't matter. All you have to do is try to fill up your every day with more kindness, offering and love and to live it happily, but always with patience and perseverance. This is how you will prepare a path for the Light that will unite all the worlds again, and it will give us the freedom to be forever together and with all our beloved ones. I will do the same in my world. Isn't worth trying it? "

He lowered his eyes and said in an uncertain voice:

-"You don't know how much I want to believe all this. I need to believe that it is not just a dream created by my longing to see you again. I will do all that you say. I will do it anyway because we have always insisted that this is the right way to live. But you know I've always been like Thomas, the unbeliever, so please, give me something to hold on, something to believe and to get stronger."

She smiled at him and said:

-"What do you think would help you?"

-"I don't know... a sign... something that only the two of us know. I found it! Do you remember the time we camped in the forest and when we came out of the tent in the morning the trees were full of wonderful blue butterflies?"

-"Of course I remember my love! It's one of the most beautiful pictures I've ever seen, and I've seen it being with you in a magical place! How can I forget it?"

-"Well, I would like to see a blue butterfly at some point in my day! It will be the best sign for me!"

-"Okay then, I promise I'll try it."

He cuddled his wife tightly, and Love flooded them while their image was lost in a sphere of white Light!

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He opened his eyes. He was lying on his bed. He thought that he still could smell her perfume. He got up determined to live a day as he had promised her even though this promise was the product of a dream. He headed to the kitchen to prepare breakfast. Before opening the refrigerator, he turned on the TV –by habit– to hear the first news of the day. Without looking at the screen he continued his way to the fridge, but before opening the door what he heard made him freeze. He ran to the window, and what he saw filled his eyes with tears of joy. The city was full of beautiful blue butterflies!

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The living experience of Love is the end of Mourning.

— Sean Dragon

© 2019 Ioannis Arvanitis

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    • Miebakagh57 profile image

      Miebakagh Fiberesima 

      10 months ago from Port Harcourt, Rivers State, NIGERIA.

      That is the correct definition of beauty!

    • Sean Dragon profile imageAUTHOR

      Ioannis Arvanitis 

      10 months ago from Greece, Almyros

      Thank you, my dear Genna, for your beautiful comment!

      Beauty exists in the Soul of the one who sees it!

      Sean

    • Sean Dragon profile imageAUTHOR

      Ioannis Arvanitis 

      10 months ago from Greece, Almyros

      Thank you again, my brother, Miebakagh!

      Gratitude!

      Sean

    • Genna East profile image

      Genna East 

      10 months ago from Massachusetts, USA

      A breathtaking and stunning tribute of the beauty of love and understanding. Well done! :-)

    • Miebakagh57 profile image

      Miebakagh Fiberesima 

      11 months ago from Port Harcourt, Rivers State, NIGERIA.

      The story is lovely with nice photos.

    • cam8510 profile image

      Chris Mills 

      11 months ago from Green Bay, Wisconsin...for now

      Many tears of sorrow and gratitude are flowing. Thank you, my friends.

    • Sean Dragon profile imageAUTHOR

      Ioannis Arvanitis 

      11 months ago from Greece, Almyros

      Thank you, my dear Sister, Chitrangada! Love is the Great Connector, over space and time. I am glad to know you liked my story because that means that I have accomplished my goal to honour Chris and Sandy.

      Be the Love you want to receive!

      Sean

    • ChitrangadaSharan profile image

      Chitrangada Sharan 

      11 months ago from New Delhi, India

      Beautiful tribute to Chris Mills and a heartfelt story. It’s full of lovely feelings for two souls connected through love for each other.

      Thanks for sharing this. Well done.

    • Miebakagh57 profile image

      Miebakagh Fiberesima 

      11 months ago from Port Harcourt, Rivers State, NIGERIA.

      Noted, please.

    • Sean Dragon profile imageAUTHOR

      Ioannis Arvanitis 

      11 months ago from Greece, Almyros

      My dear Brother, Venkatachari, you know that you have a special place in my Heart, so your comments are significant to me. Thank you for this beautiful one! Blue butterflies are a symbol of angels.

      My Love to beautiful and magical India!

      Sean

    • Sean Dragon profile imageAUTHOR

      Ioannis Arvanitis 

      11 months ago from Greece, Almyros

      My dear Brother, Manatita, every comment of yours is a precious gift for me, a higher lesson! Thank you for being a Lantern of Love! Our world desperately needs people like you! Get well!

      Prayers for you!

      Sean

    • Sean Dragon profile imageAUTHOR

      Ioannis Arvanitis 

      11 months ago from Greece, Almyros

      My Brothers Eric and Miebakagh, every visit of yours adds Light to this fellowship!

      Our brotherhood of Love is a reflection of Heaven!

      Sean

    • Sean Dragon profile imageAUTHOR

      Ioannis Arvanitis 

      11 months ago from Greece, Almyros

      My dear Dana your comment made me double happy! First saying that I 'll be the cause for you to know Chris' work and second by calling my Heart beautiful! Thank you for the Light of your Heart!

      Our brotherhood of Love is the hope of humankind!

      Sean

    • Miebakagh57 profile image

      Miebakagh Fiberesima 

      11 months ago from Port Harcourt, Rivers State, NIGERIA.

      Noted, please.

    • Venkatachari M profile image

      Venkatachari M 

      11 months ago from Hyderabad, India

      A beautiful story of Love and the blissful Light. It is a wonderful offering to our lovely friend, Chris Mills. The blue butterfly is a good choice made by you. I appreciate your muse, Sean, my bro. Sending love to you all.

    • Miebakagh57 profile image

      Miebakagh Fiberesima 

      11 months ago from Port Harcourt, Rivers State, NIGERIA.

      Hi,manatita44, you are much welcomed and thank you.

    • manatita44 profile image

      manatita44 

      11 months ago from london

      Beautiful piece of love-writing and with a cute ending. I see that you have taken over my mantle. Great! I like butterflies.

      Chris is a great flash-fiction writer, the other being the Master Frank Atanancio. Actually, Bill don't write much but he is awesome with his Billy the Kid and Shadow series. Back to Chris. A good man, adventurous, thoughtful and meticulous …. willing to learn and absorb new ideas. He never criticize me when I'm 'hard' on him. Chris, like most of us, has experienced some pain, but he seems to be one of the few who knows I mean well. We Love you, Chris. Stay well.

    • Miebakagh57 profile image

      Miebakagh Fiberesima 

      11 months ago from Port Harcourt, Rivers State, NIGERIA.

      Hi, Eric, that is a useful pointer. Thanks.

    • Ericdierker profile image

      Eric Dierker 

      11 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      I am touched by the comments. I am moved by the humility. We must celebrate those who celebrate all life like Chris.

    • Dana Tate profile image

      Dana Tate 

      11 months ago from LOS ANGELES

      I never had the pleasure of reading Chris's work. Anyone who touches your beautiful heart is worth looking into.

    • Sean Dragon profile imageAUTHOR

      Ioannis Arvanitis 

      11 months ago from Greece, Almyros

      Thank you for joining us, my dear Sister, Dora! Your comment means a lot to me! Thank you!

      Love makes us a Higher Community!

      Sean

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      Dora Weithers 

      11 months ago from The Caribbean

      Chris deserves this tribute. I join you Sean, in celebrating him. Beautiful story of a heart to heart love connection.

    • Miebakagh57 profile image

      Miebakagh Fiberesima 

      11 months ago from Port Harcourt, Rivers State, NIGERIA.

      This comment is well noted.

    • Sean Dragon profile imageAUTHOR

      Ioannis Arvanitis 

      11 months ago from Greece, Almyros

      No, my dear Brother, Chris, you deserve all this Love and much more! Let us express our Love for you, all we who have seen the treasure of your Heart and for all those things you have given us!

      Giving is happiness!

      Sean

    • Sean Dragon profile imageAUTHOR

      Ioannis Arvanitis 

      11 months ago from Greece, Almyros

      Yes my dear Brother, John, I think it's possible! Sandy knows how much I admire and Love Chris, so when I tried to meditate upon my tribute to him, she might have given me the story. The truth is that the story appeared at once in my mind! Thank you for your precious words; you know that they are significant to me. You have a great part in all this.

      Friendship is a memory of our common origins!

      Sean

    • Miebakagh57 profile image

      Miebakagh Fiberesima 

      11 months ago from Port Harcourt, Rivers State, NIGERIA.

      I am learning from all the comments. Thank you all.

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      Chris Mills 

      11 months ago from Green Bay, Wisconsin...for now

      I certainly don't deserve this, but please understand, it touches me deeply...the story and the comments. Thank you.

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      John Hansen 

      11 months ago from Queensland Australia

      What an amazing tribute to a dear friend, Chris Mills. Just had to stop and wipe a tear away. I echo the entire sentiments from your wonderful offering. I think Sandy's spirit may have become your muse for this touching story.

    • Miebakagh57 profile image

      Miebakagh Fiberesima 

      11 months ago from Port Harcourt, Rivers State, NIGERIA.

      I agreed.

    • Sean Dragon profile imageAUTHOR

      Ioannis Arvanitis 

      11 months ago from Greece, Almyros

      My dear Sister, Linda, your words are always Light to my Heart! Thank you so much!

      Your Heart is a gift to God!

      Sean

    • Sean Dragon profile imageAUTHOR

      Ioannis Arvanitis 

      11 months ago from Greece, Almyros

      Thank you, my brother, Bill! Humility and talent are elements of Chris' work, so I am happy you can find them in my tribute.

      Peace and blessings always to you too!

      Sean

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      Linda Lum 

      11 months ago from Washington State, USA

      Two souls, one in Heaven and one on Earth, longing to be reunited. This is exquisitely beautiful, but I have come to expect nothing less from you.

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      Bill Holland 

      11 months ago from Olympia, WA

      Presented with humility, created with talent. Well done my friend.

      Peace and blessings always

      bill

    • Miebakagh57 profile image

      Miebakagh Fiberesima 

      11 months ago from Port Harcourt, Rivers State, NIGERIA.

      Noted and appreciated.

    • Sean Dragon profile imageAUTHOR

      Ioannis Arvanitis 

      11 months ago from Greece, Almyros

      My dear Doris, you've got my point! I know that we meet our loved ones on the Astral Planes because I often speak with my Father and with my beloved Teacher there! Thank you so much for your magnificent comment!

      Love makes us travellers through space and time!

      Sean

    • Sean Dragon profile imageAUTHOR

      Ioannis Arvanitis 

      11 months ago from Greece, Almyros

      Chris, my brother, I couldn't be happier! This tribute comes with the anniversary of Sandy's passing to the world of Light! It is better than I planned to be! I hope that she can feel my Love and prayers too. I know that she is a luminous Soul because I have seen it through you! Love knows no limits. I wish you to make her happy every day until you are together forever. You know the way, you have shown it to us!

      Prayers and Love to your children!

      Sean

    • Sean Dragon profile imageAUTHOR

      Ioannis Arvanitis 

      11 months ago from Greece, Almyros

      My brother, Miebakagh, thank you for visiting and for your lovely comments. I appreciate your words!

      Prayers for your family!

      Sean

    • Sean Dragon profile imageAUTHOR

      Ioannis Arvanitis 

      11 months ago from Greece, Almyros

      Yes, my brother Eric, when you meet people like Chris, with higher quality, you think that you know them forever because Light is above time! Thank you for coloring my Hubs with your Love and beautiful comments!

      We are brothers in Light!

      Sean

    • Miebakagh57 profile image

      Miebakagh Fiberesima 

      11 months ago from Port Harcourt, Rivers State, NIGERIA.

      I am noting these comments well.

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      Chris Mills 

      11 months ago from Green Bay, Wisconsin...for now

      Doris, I like your interpretation.

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      Doris James MizBejabbers 

      11 months ago from Beautiful South

      Sean, I love your dedication to our phenomenal friend, Chris Mills. And your story is really touching. I don't know how others interpret it, but to me, it is a lovely description of twin flames meeting on the astral plane and bringing their love home to their own worlds.

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      Chris Mills 

      11 months ago from Green Bay, Wisconsin...for now

      Sean, my friend, my heart leaps and weeps. Thank you for your heart and your heartfelt gift. This month is the eleventh anniversary. How can that be? I'll follow your story and try to live that way. Thank you.

    • Miebakagh57 profile image

      Miebakagh Fiberesima 

      11 months ago from Port Harcourt, Rivers State, NIGERIA.

      Hi, Sean, I had pleasure in reading the article. Great information. thanks for sharing.

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      Eric Dierker 

      11 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Beautifully done. I can feel it.

      And yes. Chris is a writing teacher and I thought of when we had met. Funny but he seems to have been a friend forever.

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