To be plunged into the depths of grief in the blink of an eye is devastating. To lose someone over time, watching their leave taking in tiny increments is just as devastating. There is no easy way to face the loss of a beloved spouse, child, parent, relative, friend, lover, pet. Loss is a heart breaking experience that requires a period of gentle recovery. Explore the ever changing emotions of the grieving process through the powerful drawings and soulful poetry of this book. Use it as a tool to express your emotions and feelings as you travel through your personal journey toward peace and acceptance. Take Irises and Butterflies and make it your own. Write, draw, and escort the feelings of your heart onto the pages that invite your pen and pencil. Give yourself over to the emotions waiting in the wings of your soul and express them in ways that will bring comfort. Please remember to be kind to yourself and take good care as you deal with your pain. Write with the intensity, gentleness, humor, and emotion that will help you achieve the release you seek. Draw, even if you've never done so, and you might surprise yourself with the outcome. Above all, take the first step on the path that will lead you to reach for the peace that will someday come home to you.