The God of Small Things


Andrea Wilson

06 September 2013 10:38

Interesting. In this book they are a soft velvety grey with subtle movements, so evoke more of a sad melancholy feeling. More like gentle memory than anything menacing.

Rodrigo Dauster

01 September 2013 20:44

At first glance I thought it was the moth from 'Silence of the Lambs.' Insects are rarely used as symbols of anything positive, let alone warm. The exception, as far as I'm aware, is the stereotypical image of a butterfly on the tip finger. Otherwise, insects, sting, scare and cause revulsion--perhaps because they are so different from our species to be, fairly, considered alien.