I commissioned Falvie not long ago to draw this portrait. Not a single pony has searched hard enough for the message the butterfly brings. But I suppose it won’t hurt to tell the tale. A thousand years ago, there appeared a magnificent butterfly that lit up the darkness of the Everfree Forest, back when ponies were brave enough to venture past it to the Neverfree Bog.
But the butterfly only lit for those whose hearts were not just pure, but full of genuine mercy for all things living. The message the butterfly carries is from Finite True, and the butterfly is the last of the two Hearts and Hooves Day messages he has ever sent in the passing of his long life. You could say that he waited a thousand years to send this gift just one more time.
The message is clear. That light can shine even in the darkest places of the world, for a heart so pure as Fluttershy’s. And with light, there is knowledge. And with knowledge, there is hope.
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I relate this to the dilemma of an obstacle in one’s path. Should you be able to destroy it today, there is still an excuse set up camp and have at it tomorrow instead. Because tomorrow is when you can blow it up into even more tiny pieces of shrapnel, and look even cooler doing it.
I do suppose a new year has come, but I doubted anyone would care to read this and consider my own thoughts on the matter. The logical truth is that the occurrence of the Julian/Gregorian new year is an insignificant and in fact fairly recently established trend in the big picture of our history, starting only as early as 46 B.C. by decree of Julius Caesar, then ruler of Rome.
Between you and me, Rome seems to have far too much control over the world even after it’s passing. Before the Romans took control of all our calenders, it was more common to celebrate the new year during the vernal equinox in what we now call late March. The eldest of calenders are lunar and solar in nature, and typically place the celebration of a new year in Spring, which is the true time of new beginnings in nature.
For a totally different perspective, I recommend studying Hindu Diwali and the Indian new year. And yes, I will often list a totally different perspective sentence near the end of these rants.
I wish you readers, who I am likely just imagining might exist, a Happy New Julian/Gregorian Year.
Hello, world! My name is Finite True, and I am here to… well… do whatever it is a nocturnal mathematics student does in the dead of night when they run out of things to do. Which is hopefully nothing. Or at least nothing too exciting.
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Hasbro. (October 10, 2010). My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. The Hub. [Television Series].
Hasbro. (1983). My Little Pony. [Plastic Toys for Girls].
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That is so simple, my magnetically coded friend! It is a graphing calculator.