Quote from "The Story of the Year" (1852)

Gradually the forest leaves became more and more yellow, and leaf after leaf drifted down to earth; and the stormy winds of autumn howled; harvesttime was over. The Queen lay on the fallen yellow leaves and looked with lovely mild eyes at the glittering stars above, while her husband stood beside her. Suddenly a gust of wind whirled through the leaves, a shower of them fell again, and the Queen was gone! Only a butterfly, the last of the season, fluttered through the chilly air.

Registered motifs in this quote:

  1. Resurrection
  2. To die and go to heaven

Keywords: Autumn, death, immortality, soul

Comment: The butterfly is a traditional symbol of the immortal soul.