Once I went to a nearby nature sanctuary and sat at the overlook where one can see the river down below the hiking trails. Suddenly, lots of butterflies descended on me and my friend. They danced around us, while some settled on us. It lasted several minutes, then they took flight again. Just as suddenly as they had appeared, they were gone. I always felt there was a greater lesson to the experience than just witnessing butterflies. They seemed happy, joyous, and free and they seemed to dance. I was elated. Time seemed frozen and I wonder what the magical moment meant. It was a memorable experience, though I may have missed the "Message." I suppose I should look at Butterflies as a spirit animal, to learn more. What comes to mind when you read about this experience???