The Butterfly Effect is based on the concept that even the smallest change in a complex system can have enormous effects, such as a butterfly flapping its wings, which causes a tornado in another part of the world. It’s known as Chaos theory and while I’m not a scientist or mathematician, isn’t that how life seems to unfold? One change, one situation, one circumstance, maybe one decision, is followed by a reaction and that reaction triggers yet another action?
Consequently, that’s how my seeker-friendly novels are written as well. You see, I use the Butterfly Effect as a trope, a literary device, which can be seen woven into the chrysalis of my plots and experienced through the metamorphosis of my characters.
Maya Angelou said, “We delight in the beauty of the butterfly but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.”
What a tragedy to think that we would travel through this life and not be different than when we started. So, the butterfly also serves as my personal motif; a symbol of hope in the midst of chaos, a symbol of my own, personal transformation, and a symbol of faith in an ever-changing world.