It doesn’t bother me much when, on the south side of Independence near the cemetery, a butterfly gets tangled up in my wiper blade. I’m not a big insect lover. It doesn’t break my heart to see a butterfly die.
— Joe Blair, from By the Iowa Sea. Only 12 pages in but am really struck by it, so far. He goes onto say, “but really, if you discount the wings, a butterfly looks a lot like a hairy worm.”