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Photographed in Metairie, Louisiana on January 15, 2006.
On this particular day, I was having “one of those days”. Celebration Station was hectic and several things had recently happened that put me in a funk. So I took a walk along the road behind the building to clear my head. The day was dreary and matched my mood, until I came upon this monarch butterfly. It was surviving in the worst of conditions and seemed a little worse for the wear, yet it still flew merrily about. Seeing it reminded me why I was there… to help Louisiana begin with a fresh start.